2017/0042 Icon to a stolen child: Void

Icon to a stolen child: Void

Artist

Julie DOWLING
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
30 Jan 1969
 in
Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Icon to a stolen child: Void
Date
1999
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint, glitter and metallic paint on canvas
Dimensions
40.0 x 30.2 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun, 2017
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2017/0042
Currently on display (GALLERY 4 IAN & SUE BERNADT in GALLERY BUILDING)

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A void is an empty and all-consuming nothingness.When a stolen child returns to community after being taken away byforce, they only wish for the empty feeling to be filled again with loveand acceptance from their family.This is what my grandmother and many survivors have told me.

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