Moongan and Lit
Ray Thomas and Tirilli Thomas

 

20 September - 19 October 2019

Special opening event 5.30pm Friday 20 September | All welcome | Free

 

'Moongan and Lit means father and child in Gunnai language. Sharing this space on Gunnai Wurruk with my youngest son Tirilli has filled me with pride as a Moongan. We dedicate this show to our Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas, (15-8-1986 - 25-6-2017) one of Tirilli’s older brothers, my middle Lit, whom we tragically lost. Everybody loves Raymond.' - Ray Thomas

Both Tirilli and his father Ray honour their Gunnai ancestors through incorporating and refining the traditional markings and patterns of the original Gunnai Maraaga (sheilds) from the Keeping Place and the Melbourne Museum archives.

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2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale Victoria 3875
+61 03 5153 1988

info@eastgippslandartgallery.org.au

 

Gallery hours:
Tuesday–Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday 10am–2pm
Sunday-Monday CLOSED

FREE Admission

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Tirilli Thomas, Broadface Maaraga
Tirilli Thomas, Broadface Maaraga

Shield 20x52cm $1200

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Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

Gunnai Maaraga (Shield) 36x90cm $1800

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Tirilli Thomas
Tirilli Thomas

Broadface Maaraga (shield) 20x52cm $1200

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Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

Bunjil Maaraga (shield), 36x90cm $1800

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Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

Jerail Ceremony of the Gunnai Acrylic and pyrography on Jirrah (kangaroo) skin and redgum. Two panels, 140x60cm each

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Tirilli Thomas and Ray Thomas
Tirilli Thomas and Ray Thomas

Pyrography (woodburning) and acrylic paint on redgum with a glass top 146x52cm x 60cm high | $7500

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Ray Thomas, Homage to Lin Onus
Ray Thomas, Homage to Lin Onus

Acrylic on canvas | 1200x90cm | POA

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Ray Thomas | Brolga in the wetlands
Ray Thomas | Brolga in the wetlands

67cm x 52cm Artist proof mounted on foamcore | $250

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Ray Thomas | Bataluk the Lizard
Ray Thomas | Bataluk the Lizard

67cm x 52cm Artist proof mounted on foamcore | $250

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