Biting the Doctor's Arm
- Art Funded
- 125 x 175 cm
- Rebecca Hossack Gallery
The painting depicts the artists own resistance to an injection while at primary school. In one sense the experience is universal, in another what is depicted is the encounter between Australian medical staff and a group of Melanesian children of the first and last generation of Highlanders subject to a brief period of colonial administration. Kauage did not see his work as a vehicle for the representation of customary culture - but more interestingly envisaged diverse events from a Highlands aesthetic perspective.
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