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Title

Three and a half

1990

Artist

Milton Budge

Australia

1941 –

Language group: Ngaku, South-east region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1990
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    59.5 x 119.5 x 2.2 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1994
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    558.1994
    Artist information
    Milton Budge

    Works in the collection

    3

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  • About

    "Painting completed in bushland scenery setting. Trees, bushes and their shade. Branches, twigs and dead logs and stumps.

    The changing of the life style. Bark hut has a curtain floorway, cooking with pots and pans, water tin with dipper near hut, fishing with line on bottle. Man and woman wear clothes, tied with belt rope.

    Woomera and spear nearby. Spear Broken – Broken Spear, Broken Spirit.
    White man exchanges his ‘Tucka, Bacca …to Aboriginal man, for the need to fulfil his sexual desires. Woman turns away, but Aboriginal man forces her. Because to survive he must turn to white man and so…..

    Dogs bark at white man and little boy behind dad. Trees debarked behind hut, but forky stick. Creek bed shows bank and weeds. Skin rugs near hut.
    Clearly shows – Three and a Half. Aboriginal man, woman and little boy – and a small half-caste boy play with stick and dog."

    Milton Budge, 1990

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    New South Wales

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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