Wrapping Paper 'Fish Galore' by artist Margaret Mara.

ARTIST: Margaret Mara (nee De Jersey), In 2005, after becoming frustrated and unsatisfied with painting realistically, Margaret found comfort with a more contemporary and abstract style. Drawing inspiration from the immediate events in her life, Margaret reflects on many other areas for inspiration; the environment, family stories, living in the Cape, emotions and anything else that has direct effect on her as an individual. Belonging to an extremely creative family, Margaret’s desire to establish her artistic career as a full time profession seems a natural progression. The foundations have been set with notable features in several magazines as well as local joint and solo shows. Margaret also has paintings in many private collections both nationally and internationally, and in the collections of businesses such as Rio Tinto and the QLD Public Service Office in Brisbane. Written by Aleta Bates

ARTWORK DETAILS:  Fish galore, etching printed in two colours from one plate on Hahnemühle off white 300 GSM paper, edition of 30, 2009, 122 x 176 mm. Published by Djumbunji Press KickArts Fine Art Printmaking.

ARTWORK STORY: The inspiration for ‘Fish galore’ came from an experience I had whilst fishing at Cullen Point (Old Mapoon). Bream were on the bite and we were pulling them up one after the other and someone said, “It is fish galore here!"

Blak Flair is a KickArts creative merchandise project that has been generously supported by the Christensen Fund. The project aims to develop a collection of merchandise that portrays the work of Indigenous artists from Far North Queensland to promote their work and cultural importance to the broader community.

Dimensions: 210 x 150mm