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Guuthi

Grace Rosendale

Screen Print on Linen Fabric

135cm x 200cm

2019

Guuthi is a series of large silica sand dunes. Behind Guuthi there is a freshwater lagoon which holds sacred healing waters. It is an important place for my clan the Binthi Warra nation.

One of my elders told me of a time when my father got very ill. He was part of men’s group working on a nearby cattle station. They had set up their camp near Guuthi. One morning the men discovered my father had become seriously ill. He couldn’t walk and everyone thought that he was going to die. The men had to go off fencing on the station. They had no choice but to leave my father behind. Before they headed off and said their goodbyes, my father asked them to take him to the creek behind Guuthi. The men then bathed him in the waters and then took him back to camp.

The men then headed off to work, they were not expecting to find my father alive on their return.

When the men returned to camp that evening, they were all happy and astonished to find my dad walking around.

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Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre

Based in remote Cape York, Queensland , the Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre was opened in 2009 as an open and accessible space for all Hopevale community members to pursue their interest in art, and to maintain the stories and traditions of the local Guugu-Ymithirr culture.

The Centre is often used for community events, meetings and private functions. It is open to the public Monday-Thursday, and throughout peak tourism seasons we run a range of workshops and public talks from the garden of the centre.  We sell a range of locally made arts and crafts through the attached Nganthanun Bmawi-Bayan Gallery.

The Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit Indigenous corporation managed by a small team of administrative staff and a Board of Directors. Board members are elected by the Hopevale community at the annual general meeting every November. The Board is comprised of six local leaders who work with the Manager to achieve strategic goals and ensure the Centre meets its goals to promote and preserve the traditional Guugu-Ymithirr culture.

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