One of the mystery artworks which is on display at the Southern Downs Regional Council Warwick office.
One of the mystery artworks which is on display at the Southern Downs Regional Council Warwick office.

Mysterious art works found

THREE artworks have got the Southern Downs Regional Council art gurus baffled as they try and work out the mystery of where they came from.

While undertaking a stocktake on all the artwork in the council's collection, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery director Justin Bishop said they discovered three artworks on display at the Warwick office by artist F.E.Carlow.

“We don't know who the artist is or how the artwork came to be at the council,” Mr Bishop said.

He said the artwork was very unique with two pieces being indigenous art from the early 1970s which was unusual in this era.

“It wasn't until the late 1970s that indigenous artwork reached the national consciousness – for these pictures to be at the council at this time is quiet unique,” Mr Bishop told the Daily News.

One of the images is an X-ray style painting and the other is of spiritual people engaging in different activities like fishing and hunting.

“We would like the community to help us fill in the blanks,” Mr Bishop said. “So when that happens we will be able to say we know where they came from.”

There are six other indigenous pieces Mr Bishop is hunting for information on as well, if you have any information call 4681 1874.



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