Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Jacqui Langdon
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Water carrier, 2009
bull kelp (Durvillaea potatorum),
river reed (Schoenoplectus pungens),
tea tree (Melaleuca sp.)
125x170x125 mm


‘This is an important piece as it is the first water carrier I have made with my mother teaching me the traditional methods.’

Jacqui Langdon was born in 1972 and was raised in Hobart.
She is a descendant of Mannalargenna (d. 1835), leader of the Cape Portland people.

Over the last 20 years, Jacqui has worked for a number of Aboriginal organisations in a variety of roles and has served on several committees.

For many years she worked for Palawa Prints, designing and printing Aboriginal designs on products such as t-shirts. Jacqui has travelled around Australia representing her Community on many occasions and once addressed an Aboriginal festival with an audience of more than 30,000 people.

Jacqui is presently completing her second year as an Aboriginal education worker and is based in two schools in Hobart.