Paintings in preparation for an exhibition at Macquarie University library with fellow Artist, Patrick Shirvington. October 2023.
These works have been referenced from the archival repositories of both the Macquarie University Museum and the Art Collection.
After trawling through 14,000 Images of objects, journals, books and magazines in the museum collection and having looked through racks of art works, I have pieced together a very idiosyncratic selection which will be re-interpreted in a respectful and playful way to illuminate the stories behind them.
Young girl dressed as a nurse WWI
Young women and men at a Beach Party
Aboriginals collecting shell fish
Emma Miller (1839-1917). Dedicated peace activist, Unionist and talented seamstress
Woman sitting at a table with head folded in her arms. C. 1940
Cigarette cards. Military personnel
Virol. “And ideal fat food for children & invalids”
Photo of nurses (playing cricket). Australian nurses at Harefield, a soldier’s convalescent hospital in England
Portraits found on the battlefields, (F ANZAC)