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Mathias KAUAGE

Gembogl, Simbu, Papua New Guinea 1944 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2003

not titled [turtle shape with two faces inside] [Turtle shape with hands (Australian Museum listing)] 6 October 1969 Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in black fibre-tipped pen Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed lower left in black fibre-tipped pen 'KAUAGE'. Dated lower right in black pencil, '6/10/69'. not titled.
Dimensions: image 47.2 h x 32.4 w cm sheet 50.8 h x 38.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Ulli and Georgina Beier Collection, purchased 2005
Accession No: NGA 2005.222.65
Subject: Collection: The Georgina and Ulli Beier collection of contemporary Papua New Guinea prints and drawings, 1968-1990, acquired 2005. Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
Provenance:
  • Collection of Ulli Beier (1922-2011) and his wife Georgina Beier (born 1938), who lived and taught in Papua New Guinea 1967-1971, where they encouraged and facilitated the production of these works.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Ulli and Georgina Beier, Sydney, April 2005