Lindsay Malay - Going Home - 120 x 90 cm - 354/18

Lindsay Malay - Going Home - 120 x 90 cm - 354/18
Lindsay Malay - Going Home - 120 x 90 cm - 354/18

Lindsay Malay - Going Home - 120 x 90 cm - 354/18

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Titre de l'œuvre : Going Home

Artiste : Lindsay Malay (1971)

Format : 120 x 90 cm

Provenance et certificat : centre d'art aborigène de Warmun

Référence de cette peinture d'art indigène d’Australie : 354/18

© Photo : Aboriginal Signature Estrangin gallery with the courtesy of the artist and Warmun Arts.

Explication sur cette œuvre d’art Aborigène :

Part 1: Sally Malay (my grandfather)

This painting represents my ancestral connec􀆟on through my grandfather and grandmother. I want to share the story of where I belong. This story was told to me by older brother and sister, who learned it from our grandmother, Julia Malay and grandfather Sally Malay. The experiences are my own and what I have achieved. The red line and the dots represent the old Tableland track, 60kms out from Halls Creek and 100kms from Warmun. The five white circles represent Warmun (circle against yellow background) and four Pastoral Leases; Mabel Downs, Violet Valley, Bedford Downs and Spring Vale Station.

My grandfather Sally Malay was half Afghan and half Aboriginal. Sally’s languages were Gija and English. His mother was a full blood Aboriginal Gija woman, and Sally was born on Weeindoo (Green Vale), 12km from the Sally Malay Nickel Mine. Something happened on Bedford Downs that made my people flee to Violet Valley; because of this, Sally’s mother feared for his safety.

When Sally was five years old, his mother had no choice but to leave him because he was half cast. His mum had put him to sleep one night, and left him on the track that she knew the mailman took. Indeed, he was found on his own by the mailman en route from Warmun to Bedford Downs. The mailman picked Sally up and chained him on horseback, and took baby Sally to Bedford Downs. The Pastoral manager of Bedford Downs at the time was Paddy Quilty; and he adopted Sally. When Sally became of age, he then went back looking for his mum and family; after successfully finding them, he took them back to Bedford Downs Station.

Part 2 related to reincarnation and part 3 to “Bulgundi, my homeland” are explained into the certificate of the artwork.

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