Gum Hole, 2019


  • 76cm x 56cm
  • 2019
  • Ink and Acrylic on paper
  • Catalog No: 16

Lisa Michl Ko-manggén (OAM), Born: 1977 in Cairns, Queensland, Language Group: Kokotharpal, Clan Group: Kokoberrin

Area: Central Western Cape York Peninsula Homelands: Pinnarinch, Community: Cairns – Kowanyama – Normanton

Clan story place: Water Fairy, Totem Name: Ko-manggén

Title: Gum Hole, 2019, Ink and Acrylic on paper, 76cm x 56cm

Original Print

This artwork tells of my Grandmother’s birthplace, Gum Hole. It is a freshwater lagoon found in our Kokoberrin Homelands. Gum Hole is one of the three places where water fairies live. Water Fairy is one of my two totems. This print shows the dragonflies, lilies and Long-necked Swamp Turtle that are found at Gum Hole.