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Golden horse
(c. 1986)

batik on cotton
142.5 × 300.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Mackay / Cairns, Queensland
inscribed in dye-resist l.r.: Heather J Walker
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
© Heather Walker
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Textile wall hanging with heavy cotton ground fabric decorated with batik. The composition is dominated by a giant horse surrounded by Quinkan spirits, macropods, fruit bats, various species of fish, men and women, hand prints and shields in x-ray style, using the colours of natural ochres. The textile is complex with several layers of imagery, in the manner of a rock painting.