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Medium
etching
Measurements
49.6 × 32.7 cm (plate) 75.8 × 60.2 cm irreg. (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Cairns, Queensland
Edition
ed. 2/35
Printing/Publishing
printed by Theo Tremblay, Editions Tremblay Print Workshop, Cairns
Inscription
inscribed in pencil l.l.: 2/35
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Boy in FLouR DRum
inscribed in pencil l.r.: Heather Koowootha 2014
chopmark l.r.: (…illeg.)
Accession Number
2015.5
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2015
© Heather Koowootha, courtesy of Canopy Art Centre, Cairns
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Boy in flour drum is based on her family’s accounts of customary punishment on Aurukun Mission in dormitory days. A boy is imprisoned in a flour drum, with rope handles placed around his arms to restrain him. Frilled-neck lizards are tied around the boy’s neck to scratch the accused as part of his punishment.