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Title

Lachlan River, our childhood dreams


Artist

Elaine Russell

Australia

1941 -

Language group

Kamilaroi, Northern Riverine region


About

"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


Details


Place where the work was made

New South Wales Australia


Date

1994


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on cardboard


Dimensions

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".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Collection Benefactors' Program 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

20.1995


Artist information

Elaine Russell

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
New South Wales

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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