Artist: Babetha Nawia
Size / Medium:40 x 60cm – Monoprint
Title: Bidhau Ulakal 2 OF 7
Bidhau Ulakal means a school of squid in KLY. In this collection it shows a bunch of squid travelling between the mangrove leaf’s, they blend which makes it hard to see them. Every Christmas break my family and I go to Arkai Buthu and walk from one end to another luring for squid. We have a rivalry: who catch’s the most. Then we deep fry them to eat with rice or sop sop.
Arkai Buthu: Kubin Beach
KLY: Kala Lagau Ya Dialect
Sop Sop: Island veggie dish
Art Centre notes: The artwork is a ‘pochoir’ print, or monoprint, printed on BFK Rives paper. 100% cotton rag with strong archival properties. The print covers the paper from edge to edge.