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The work of Greg Kelly has its origins in the school of art known as the Carrolup drawings. This body of work was produced by young Aboriginal artists at the Carrolup Native Institution during a brief period in the late 1940s, and was influenced by Noel White, the teacher at Carrolup. White provided the students with pastels and encouraged them to draw what they saw. Their drawings were predominantly landscapes with echoes and memories of their past lives.
This work is one of Kelly's later works.
A colour landscape painting on board featuring a sky of yellow, pinks and blues reflecting in a valley with trees in the foreground and a mountain range in the background. There is a signature "GREG.KELLY" in the bottom left corner. On the reverse is a sticker from "Fabiola Art Gallery". The painting is under glass with a brown wooden frame.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art collection comprises 2050 artworks and other objects. The artworks - which numerically dominate the collection - were produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia. The accumulation of these artworks into a single collection has resulted from the choices and selections made during a 38 year period by a variety of staff working for the Council for Aboriginal Affairs (CAA), the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA), the Aboriginal Development Commission (ADC) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) at the national, regional and local levels.
The collection spans the years following the 1967 referendum, when dramatic changes in the governance of Aboriginal people took place, up to 2005 when the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission was dissolved. It provides a snapshot of the diversity and changes in Indigenous art and its representation which occurred during the period of its formation. The small number of 'non-art' objects in the collection is also significant in providing insights into the working of the various Commonwealth bodies involved in Indigenous affairs. As well as the significance of many of the individual pieces, the collection is also significant as a whole, as a complex artefact stemming from Australia's history of governance of Australian Indigenous peoples.
W 680mm x H 552mm x D 20mm
ATSIC branch office