2017/0057 Self portrait as a child

Self portrait as a child

Artist

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

Artwork

Title
Self portrait as a child
Date
1997
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint, red ochre and blood on hessian canvas
Dimensions
59.0 x 55.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun, 2017
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2017/0057
Currently not on display

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I painted this image about my childhood as an individual without my twinsister. This has always been difficult to do because we are very close.This image reflects on those lonely times when I would think about how Iwas labelled bad things by adults.It’s painted in the style of Lucian Freud and others from the Englishportrait traditions of the 1950s–1970s.

Artist statement, 2018I painted this image about my childhood as an individual without my twin sister. This has always been difficult to do because we are very close. This image reflects on those lonely times when I would think about how I was labelled bad things by adults. It’s painted in the style of Lucian Freud and others from the English portrait traditions of the 1950s–1970s.

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