My Family

Artist: Melissa Dhadinku

Region: Arnhem Land

Medium/Type: Limited Edition Print

Size: 48 x 52 cm

Catalogue Number: MD14-25

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Date: September, 1999
Catalogue No: MD14-25
Limited Edition: 25
Image Size: 30 cm x 30 cm
Paper size: 52 cm x 48 cm
Medium: Linocut
Paper: BFK Rives
Studio: Editions Tremblay NFP Bungendore, NSW
Printer: Theo Tremblay
Publisher: Bungendore, NSW September 1999

Before Melissa was born her mother heard a knocking on the door. When she opened it and looked outside no one was there. Her father was sleeping at the time and when he woke up he told Melissa’s mother that he had dreamed of an animal spirit. That animal spirit was Melissa’s totem and that is how her parents knew that she was inside her mother. 

Melissa participated in a print workshop held in Milingimbi with printmaker Theo Tremblay which accommodated students between the ages of 12 and 17 years. These students were asked to depict family scenes.


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