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Michael Banks


  • Year


  • Medium

    Acrylic on canvas

  • Size

    40 x 50cm

"People run away like a honeymoon. Getting married, go through that place. A place where they meet up together. Having a date. The hill, look towards the moon, the country shows that place. They come down. Some of the other people go around with their lovers. I go around there. Sitting down there lonely. Some of them are girls, girls come around. They spy on some of them. ‘I’ll get him’. Just talking about it. The moon get up. Some of them look at the seven sisters the emu in the skies and all that. They look out for anything, kangaroo, camel, ‘cos water there. Has a cave there too. When it’s raining, go there. Camp there, take some kangaroo meat and all that. They don’t have mattress and all that, they camp there rough and ready. Long neck turtles in there. Snakes. Sometimes they eat them in hard up time.”

Exhibition Artist Michael Banks

  • Born

    1962, Leonora

  • Lives & Works

    Ballajura, Perth

Banks began painting at a very young age, learning under the guidance of his old people, as Banks’ states “in the bush school,” watching his old people, how they moved their brushes. Banks primarily uses acrylic and watercolour to create figurative Western-style landscapes and portraits.

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