2017/0036 The drover’s boy

The drover’s boy

Artist

Julie DOWLING
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
30 Jan 1969
 in
Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
The drover’s boy
Date
2002
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint, red ochre and metallic paint on canvas
Dimensions
61.1 x 50.5 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun, 2017
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2017/0036
Currently not on display

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This painting is about how women disguised themselves as boys towork in the livestock industry. Many of these girls and women weretaken from their families for work in the saddle and ‘in the swag’ oftheir white masters.

Artist statement, 2018This painting is about how women disguised themselves as boys to work in the livestock industry. Many of these girls and women were taken from their families for work in the saddle and 'in the swag' of their white masters.

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