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Elaine Russell

(Australia 1941 – )

Language group
Kamilaroi, Northern Riverine region
Lachlan River, our childhood dreams
Place of origin
New South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on cardboard

73.2 x 99.9 cm sight; 94.8 x 120.8 x 2.1 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, white synthetic polymer paint "E. RUSSELL. 94".
Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Collection Benefactors' Program 1995
Accession number
© Elaine Russell
Not on display
Further information

"These are the dreams no one can ever take away from us no matter how much they try to brainwash us, with religion and other things.We couldn't wait until school was over so we could go down to our favourite swimming hole. To swim and catch yabbies, which we cooked right there on the river bank, how can we forget these dreams from the past which will be in our hearts forever."

Elaine Russell 1994

Bibliography (1)

Jonathan Jones, Tradition today: Indigenous art in Australia, 'Elaine Russell', pg. 128, Sydney, 2004, 128, 129 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Country Culture Community (2008-09), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Nov 2008–19 Apr 2009

Home: Aboriginal Art from NSW, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Jun 2012–02 Dec 2012