Jarrangini (buffalo)

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Jarrangini (buffalo)


Artist: Chris Black
Edition of 20
Print size: 24.5(h) x 30(w)cm
Medium: Hard ground etching with aquatint

Price: $325 unframed
Authenticity certificate provided upon sale

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The Jarrangini (buffalo) was introduced to the Tiwi Islands by the British at the turn of the 1800’s. The British established a trading post known as Fort Dundas, in 1824, which only lasted four or five years. The Timorese Buffalo was introduced as a source of milk and food for the British colonisers. Long after the British colonialists left, the Jarrangini still inhabits Melville Islands. It is a food source for the Tiwi people.

This is a hard ground etching with aquatint was made by the artist in collaboration with Basil Hall during a print workshop at
Jilamara in April 2017.