Lizzie Clermont 'Water Lilly' Print
Lizzie Clermont, Water Lilly, 2018, multicolour reduction lino print, 30 x 21 cm (image), 38 x 56 cm paper
Art work pater dimensions: 38cm 56cm
Edition" AP /WP / 1/3,2/3,3/3
New Mapoon is located near Bamaga , and was initially called Hidden Valley. The site was also locally known as Charcoal Burner or Mandingu.The government established New Mapoon to accomadate residents from Mapoon Mission, some of whom accepted an offer to relocate there following the closure of Mapoon Mission. ( Old Mapoon) in July 1963.
Mapoon Mission was established unter the name Batavia River Mission in Cullin Point in 1891 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia on the tradtional lands of the Tjungundi people.Its residents included the Tjungundi , descendants of other local language groups whose lands were incoporporated into the Mapoon reserve over time, people foricbly removed to the mission from the Gulf area and descendants of South Sea Islanders bought to the mission by Presbyterian missionaries.
My painting is about the "Big Swamp" in Old Mapoon, my Grandmothers country. We go fishing and hunting for these animals the same way our ancestors did.
NB: Printed by the Artist during the RJIP Tropical North Queensland Printmaking Program at TAFE North Nov 2018