2005/0146 Analysis of personal image

Analysis of personal image

Artist

Brenda L. CROFT
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
1964
 in
Perth, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Analysis of personal image
Date
2005
Medium/Material
ink jet print on paper
Dimensions
112 x 75 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 2005
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2005/0146
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightIn these works Croft presents a photograph of herself as a young girl holding the hand of her father in Perth in the 1960s. This is overlaid with text from historical questionnaires that were offered in public forums about the ways Indigenous Australians should be treated. As such, they highlight the various forces at work to curtail the movements and other freedoms of Indigenous Australians within the dominant white culture. Croft’s relationship with her father is thereby seen to be forced to fit within and to challenge (by virtue of its untouchable privacy) such problematic power structures. (AGWA 2005)

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