“My people have two explanations for Songlines. Each spiral represents a song that my people would sing as they travel. Counting them till they reach their destination. This was our measurement of distance. Also when special songs were sung in ceremony, the singer would envision people who look the same. But we had never met. Today we realise the strangers were other tribal people within Australia. Who tell a similar story of this same experience.” Goompi Ugerabah
Hand-signed limited edition of 20
- Image size: 88.3cm x 100cm
- Framed size: 110.9cm x 122.6cm
- Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm heavyweight etching board is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture. German Etching® is one of the most popular media worldwide for artwork and photography.
- Archival inks on a state-of the-art Epson printer have been used.
- The high quality of the paper should ensure a life of more than 100 years if cared for properly, as long as it is not hung in direct sunlight.
- It is acid and lignin free with an excellent colour gamut.
- The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high-quality fine art and photographic reproduction.
- The term 'Giclée Print' (pronounced zhee-clay) refers to an elevation in printmaking technology.
- Designed and made in Italy, the home of picture frame moulding, these Italian classics are made using the finest materials and finishes.
- The frame can be black, white, raw or dark brown, and measures 4cm x 4cm.
- Box frames are sourced from sustainable plantation timber.
- 2mm clear acrylic with 80% UV protection rating.
Published by FINEPRINT Co by Corporate Art, a curated print archive.
Goompi is a proud tribal man whose ancestors are originally from Gurreng Gurreng people near Maryborough, Queensland. Goompi has been painting since 2002 and shows great talent. Using a restrained colour palette and eye-catching graphic designs, Goompi is able to create exciting and engaging works of art.
Goompi has travelled to France and America to exhibit his artworks and to showcase his cultural dances with his group, Bundjalung Kunjiel. Some of Goompi’s art admirers, who now own pieces of his artworks, include The Princess, Benedicta of Denmark and the CIA in America, who both also witnessed the tribal dances of his troupe.
He has exhibited widely in Southeast Queensland and northern NSW, and now in galleries around the world. His driving force: “I want to do my best to show our culture to the world and also teach our young to keep traditions alive, as our culture that our ancestors practised and lived is who we really are and that gives us our true identity.”