In this photograph Barbara Tribe, aged around 19, balances precariously on rocks at Ben Buckler, Bondi Beach. Tribe was an avid beachgoer, and learnt to swim at an early age. Early works such as 'Lifesaver' 1930 and 'The spirit of the sea' 1933, now in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, reflect her experience of the ocean.
gelatin silver photograph
24.6 x 19.3 cm image; 25.8 x 20.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
National Art Archive. Gift of John Schaeffer and the Barbara Tribe Foundation 2009
Not on display
Referenced in 1 publication
Patricia McDonald, Barbara Tribe: sculptor, North Ryde, 2000, 15. illustrated