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Title

Demonstration, Opening Bicentennial, NSW


Artist

Sandy Edwards

New Zealand, Australia

1948 -


About

This photograph was taken as part of the bicentennial project and exhibition 'After 200 Years'. At the time there were many debates about the depiction of Indigenous Australians and their cultures. Concerned how they might be portrayed, many communities were reluctant to participate in a project organised and funded by the Bicentennial Authority.

The result was a departure from normal documentary photography. Each of the 20 communities taking part in the project worked with photographers in a collaborative process that gave the communities the opportunity to control the subject matter of the photographs, and ultimately the representation of themselves and their culture to the public.


Details


Dates

1988
printed 1991


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

39.7 x 26.7 cm image; 50.3 x 40.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. verso, pencil "... 1988/ Sandy Edwards 1991"


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the J.S. Watkins Memorial Fund 1991


Location

Not on display


Accession number

263.1991


Artist information

Sandy Edwards

Works in the collection

18


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005, (illus.). no catalogue numbers