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Claude Carter Goonboorooru Series 3 2010
Pure Kimberley natural ochre on canvas 1800 x 1500mm $12800
Claude Carter grew up in the Gija and Gooniyandi country of his parents. He spent some time working on stations in the area, until he
settled with his growing family and land excised from bohemia Downs station. He is strongly committed to his responsibilities as one of the
principle custodians of his country, his painting practice is an extension of this desire to keep country and culture strong.
This work depicts Goonboorooru Waterhole and cave, a deeply powerful and culturally significant site for the Gooniyandi People of
Fitzroy River Valley.
Goonboorooru is in the limestone country near Fitzroy Crossing in the West Kimberley Region. This series of works are painted from a
planar perspective and looking deep into the water and the land formations. Kiliru the rainbow serpent wends his way through the site,
through his is not shown figuratively in the works. The small rectangular shapes and the lighter coloured dots in the works are rocks, the
Kaliru has cursed as he passed along them. The geometric patterns in the work are representation of the limestone outcrops and hills in the