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Gooloo’s Scar Tree by Pepquita Link

Gooloo's Scar Tree

Pepquita Link

Sitter

Gooloo

Medium

Multi Media

Dimensions

100 x 120 cm

Representation
The artist represents themselves
Category

Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists

About the artwork and sitter

This richly symbolic work is all about the artist’s life.

 She describes it as:  “This particular piece is about my childhood as a baby until aged 10 years. I was placed in Brisbane orphanages for Aboriginal babies. The scar tree holds deep significance in my culture and in this painting it is the central feature and represents how I culturally return to me as Gooloo.”

About the artist

Pepquita Link has a 25 year work history in the Aboriginal Social Emotional and Well-being sector. 

“Gooloo is the name given to me by my elders and ancestors (Magpie). All my works tell the stories of my cultural connections and life experiences.”

“The scar tree holds deep significance in my culture and in this painting it is the central feature and represents how I culturally return to me as Gooloo.”

Behind the scenes