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Aboriginal Paintings
"After the Catch" by Terry Johnstone

In March 1997 the Historical Society received a donation of paintings by two Aboriginal artists, Ron Potter and Terry Johnstone, from the Tobwabba ARt Group. Ron Potter's painting titled 'AFter the Storm" represents the goanna in seach of food after a storm. The goanna is searching around water holes which is represented by the circles and dotted lines. Terry Johnstone's painting titled "After the Catch" represents dolphins which are always searching for food and in this painting shows them chasing mullet around the through the weed. The Tobwabba Art Group is a business enterprise developed for, and with, the artists who are descendants from the original Worimi people from the Great Lakes region. It was originally developed by their own Land Council and the Government Skillshare organisation in Forster. The Group exhibits their wide range of paintings, artefacts and decorative wear; travel to other centres to teach children; give presentations about Tobwabba when requested. The artists have their own studio in Breckenridge Street Forster which is opened to the public five days a week. The artists also have a retail outlet in Little Street, Forster, next to the Post Office. The Tobwabba Art web site is: www.tobwabba.com.au





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