Highly Commended - 2019 Award for Artistic Excellence*

Artwork simulation of Thawvl - NGETHN O'THAWVL WEDLVN 

Ngethn O'Thawvl Wedlvn


Plastic stripping and tubing, plastic coated copper wire, electrical tape, galvanised iron chain, plastic tubing

350 x 100 x 550 cm

About the work

Thawvl tells the story of woman who has gone down to the beach to fish. She has left her string bag hanging on a branch near her campsite, out of reach from the children and animals.

This ‘string bag’ is representative of the groups of the lower Mitchell River and surrounds – the freshwater / saltwater people of Kowanyama, Western Cape York


Ngethn O' Thawvl Wedlvn have worked together on traditional and contemporary arts /cultural projects for 20+ years, sharing their skills with each other and younger generations.

* The caliber of work presented at Strand Ephemera 2019 was at such high standard that the judges wished to name a Highly Commended, along with the major award winner.

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