Collection Online
Medium
etching
Measurements
49.5 × 33.9 cm (plate) 74.5 × 55.0 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.: YouTh Under Siege
inscribed in pencil l.r.: Heather Koowootha 2014
chopmark l.r.: (…illeg.)
Accession Number
2015.6
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
Youth under siege is a powerful work that addresses the problems of Indigenous youth today through its graphic depiction of a youth with anguished, uncertain gaze, bearing bodily tattoos suggestive of Country and traditional culture.