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Granite Outcrops

  • Owner:
    Pat Forster
  • Location:
    Western Australia
  • Maker:
    Pat Forster
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 78cm
    Width: 78cm


Second quilt of the triptych 'CELEBRATE THE CULTURE OF AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLE 2', made for the Mount Magnet Astro Rocks Fest, September 2019. Exhibited at the Wirnda Barna (Aboriginal) Canvas and Quilt Exhibition.


The quilt celebrates the traditional and ongoing use of granite outcrops by Aboriginal people in Western Australia, as sites for fresh water, and animals and plants that rely on water, and ingenuity by Aboriginal people in the collection of the water. and as sites for rock art and ceremony.
Text on the quilt:
- Dreaming narratives, ritual, ceremony, gender specific or shared
- gnamma rockholes, formed by weathering, fire, pounding; pit and pan shapes, cleaned and covered
- soaks with wells, flora, fauna, pit traps
- stone arrangements
- rock art
- navigation markers, key points on songlines
- grinding patches for seed and ochre, slab shelters and lizard traps



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