Moon dreaming

Hector JANDANY: artist

Not On Display

About the work

This is one of the last large paintings to be executed by Hector Jandany before
his eyesight and health failed him. It is from the period of the early 2000s, which
is recognised as a highly productive phase of his career. Unusually for Jandany,
who tended to mainly paint the Dreamtime stories of his mother's Ngarrgooroon
country, north of Punululu, this painting is of his father's country which was
Argyle, Newry, Mistake Creek, Texas Downs, and includes his father's tools for
hunting and fishing. Hector Jandany never knew his father because the latter
died when Hector was a baby, but he was shown his father's country by relatives
who took him there when he was ten years old. The tripartite organisation of the
landscape is a common composition for this artist as are the ringed conical
shaped hills. It is partly rubbed back with a stone and features a moon and
stars. The pale and delicate ochres characterise the recent work from Warmun,
the pinks especially becoming a favoured palette for later artists.
MR 20/09/18
Extracted from aquisition form.
Moon dreaming
Artist/Maker and role
Hector JANDANY: artist
natural ochre and pigment on canvas
140.0 x 100.0 cm
Credit line
Purchased through the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Foundation, The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2007
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.