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Euphemia BOSTOCK | Possum skin design

BOSTOCK, Euphemia
Australia 1936
Possum skin design 1990
screenprint on cotton
329.4 (h) x 102.4 (w) cm
Purchased 1992
NGA 1992.208
© Euphemia Bostock, 1990. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney
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Euphemia Bostock’s Possum skin design is a signature piece for this artist, one of the ten founding members of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Sydney. Bostock was inspired to create this design after viewing an incised 19th century possum skin cloak the Museum of Victoria some years before. She was struck simultaneously by the realisation that representation of material culture from south–east regions of Australia, including her own people, was scant in major public collections, and the desire to create contemporary versions drawing on her heritage.

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