1992/0256 Beatle's talent quest

Beatle's talent quest

Artist

Ian ABDULLA
Indigenous
Birth:
1947
 in
Swan Reach, South Australia
Death:
29 Jan 2011
 in
South Australia

Artwork

Title
Beatle's talent quest
Date
1992
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on paper
Dimensions
55.6 x 75.8cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1992
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1992/0256
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightAbdulla’s works have been described as visual manifestations of oral history. John Kean writes that: 'These yarns on canvas portray Riverland Nungas engaged in complete and fulfilling lives and not as victims as the media would have us believe... it shows rural Nungas enjoying their culture; football, drinking, rodeos, walk-in movies and even participating in the world-wide cultural phenomena, Beatlemania. Does this mean that we have a shared cultural experience in this country?' (Kean, Murrundi: Three River Murray Stories, 1993)

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