TITLE: Uncle Roy Kennedy AKA DOOTCH
MEDIUM: Synthetic polymer on canvas
SIZE: 190 x 190 cm
Blak Douglas’s subject is Uncle Roy Kennedy, a celebrated Wiradjuri Aboriginal artist, renowned for his naive depictions of his childhood mission upbringing.
“Raised on Warangesda Mission (Darlington Point Reserve) on the Murrumbidgee River, Roy holds vivid memories of his years there. He has confided those stories to me over the course of a decade. As my surrogate grandfather, Roy and I have forged a relationship that embodies much to do with ‘kultcha’ versus modern day culture. We meet weekly and chat until the cows come home,” says Douglas.