Big Fire at Pin-Pin

Samantha Hobson

Big Fire at Pin-Pin by Samantha Hobson


Samantha Hobson
Big Fire at Pin-Pin
synthetic polymer on canvas
100 x 140 cm

signed verso: Samantha Hobson / Lockhart River 03

Language group: Kuuku Y’au

© courtesy of the artist and FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane.
Photo by Mick Richards.

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Samantha Hobson depicts the burning off-season during the dry season between November to April at Lockhart River, Cape York. The ritual of burning off all the undergrowth after the wet season is crucial to good all year hunting and to the safety of the remote community. The danger and spectacle of this task is captured in Samantha's extraordinary images of the fires racing along the beaches and leaping into the skies of far north Queensland.

Samantha Hobson started painting in 1998 as part of the Lockhart River ‘Art Gang’, in her remote community in Far North Queensland. She currently lives in Cairns and continues to paint with a focus on cultural, social and environmental concerns inspired by her experiences of her life, near reef and rainforest.

Samantha’s work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; Cairns Regional Gallery; University of Queensland Art Museum; Queensland University of Technology Art Museum; Artbank and private collections in Australia and internationally in America and Asia, including the Kluge-Ruhe Collection, USA and Columbus State University, USA.


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