Ganalbingu people

Australia 1946 – 2010


Cambridge, United States of America born 1952

printer, lithographic

  • Australia from 1977


commenced 1978

print workshop (organisation)

Goonoomoo (Snake spirit) 1984 Place made: Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from two stones Support: hand made paper [bullrush]
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 5/50
Edition: edition of 50, plus 5 proofs, additional 5 proofs on bullrush paper

Edition Notes: Theo Tremblay has supplied the following details of this lithograph's production: Hand printed stone lithograph. Johnny applied gum acacia to areas designated white first. He then applied oleified bitumen in areas designated black. Finally a tone was created by air brushing the bitumen into areas traditionally reserved for areas of tone such as yellow ochre. An edition of 50 was printed onto fabriano No. 5 300gsm cotton paper, as were five additional proofs reserved for the printers, the print workshop collection, and Joe Croft, publisher. An additional five proofs were pulled on bleached bullrush paper, made by Ganor Cardew especially for the project.
Primary Insc: Signed lower right below printed image in pink and gold paint [fingerprint]. Not dated.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 56.0 h x 37.8 w cm sheet 71.8 h x 49.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.530
Image rights: © Johnny Bulunbulun. Licensed by Viscopy