Wednesday, September 16, 2009

St.Peters Cathedral Art Show

Smoking Ceremony - Major Sumner - oil on canvas - approx 600mm x 1400mm - $5000

Last year I was fortunate enough to win the coveted "Best in Show" award at the annual St. Peters Cathedral Art Show with my painting "Love on the Rails". This year's entry is of Major Sumner, a Ngarrindjeri elder, performing a Smoking Ceremony to summon the ancestors of the tribe. The ceremony is a ritual cleansing and I was moved to paint him after witnessing this religious ceremony earlier this year.

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