1989/0262 Corroboree

Corroboree

Artist

Robert CAMPBELL Jnr
Indigenous
Birth:
1944
 in
Kempsey, New South Wales
Death:
1993
 in
Kempsey, New South Wales

Artwork

Title
Corroboree
Date
1988
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
117.2 x 229cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1989
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1989/0262
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightCampbell Jnr’s bright, cartoon-like paintings touch on themes of death, political-determination, segregation at local picture theatres, colonial conquest and such mundane experiences as suburban living and working on the railways. His paintings tell of his experiences of racism in small country towns. He was excluded from bars and roped off at the front of the picture theatre, and suffered grief over the destruction wrought by alcohol in the community. (Isaacs, Aboriginality: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, 1989)

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