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Gaanj (shell)

Cecilia Tigan


  • Year


  • Medium

    Stretched block print on fabric

  • Size

    103 x 93cm

"Gaanj (shells) is a story about where I grew up on the beaches of the Dampier Penninsula, north of Broome. Shells are an important part of our culture; we use them for ceremony and traditionally the larger shells are used for carrying water. "

Exhibition Artist Cecilia Tigan

  • Born

    1978, Rubibi, Broome

  • Lives & Works

    Rubibi, Broome

Cecilia was born on Yawuru country (Broome) and grew up on Mayala country on the Dampier Peninsula, WA. Cecilia loves to spend time on her sea country, fishing and hunting for sea food such as turtle, dugong, crabs, oysters and other shellfish.

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