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Magpie Goose

Wanda Gibson

Screen Print on Linen Fabric

135cm x 200cm


I was inspired to do this fabric when I looked at my old work, and saw a series of native birds I did in a lino print back in 2015. The Magpie Goose is a seasonal food for the Aboriginal people. It migrates in the warm weather, and when it does we love to kill it and cook it for our dinner. They taste especially good when we prepare them by wrapping them in billa (leaves of the Thuppi Palm Tree), and cooked with a sprinkle of salt in the ground oven. Other people like to boil them in saltwater – but roasting gives the most succulent meat.




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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