- Place where the work was made
- circa 1940s
- Media category
- Materials used
- sandstone carving
13.5 x 13.3 x 5.0 cm overall
a - sculpture, 13 x 12.6 x 4.6 cm
b - base, 2 x 13.3 x 5 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Margaret Preston 1948
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Linda Craigie
- Artist information
Works in the collection
This work was gifted to the Art Gallery by the artist Margaret Preston in 1948. Between 1927 and 1947 Preston travelled widely in the central and northern parts of Australia, searching out and studying firsthand the bark paintings and carvings of Aboriginal artists. These works were likely collected by Preston on either her 1940 or 1944 trip to Cloncurry in Queensland. 'Two ladies waiting' is an example of an unusual style of sandstone carving, originating near Boulia in central Queensland.
Referenced in 5 publications
Board of Studies of New South Wales, Aboriginal Perspective- History Teaching Kit, Sydney, 1995.
Joan Kerr (Editor), Heritage: The national women's art book, Sydney, 1995, 55, 56 (illus. colour). cat.no. 87. Entry by Joan Kerr.
Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 20, 21 (colour illus.), 136, 139. plate no. 5
Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, Aboriginal art collections: highlights from Australia's public museums and galleries, 'Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney', pg. 40-45, Sydney, 2001, 41.
Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999, 1.