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Breast Plates by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

1994.0001.0012

Breast Plates by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

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Description

Aboriginal artist Pooaraar (Bevan Hayward), completed a series of unframed pen and wash drawings, of which this is one, for a friend, Geoff Page, a non-Aboriginal poet. The drawings were potential illustrations for a proposed volume of poetry entitled 'The Great Forgetting'. The volume was published jointly by Aboriginal Studies Press and the National Museum of Australia in 1996.

Physical description

A black, grey and white pen and wash drawing on white watercolour paper. There is a border around the drawing. The drawing is numbered "12" in the top right corner. The drawing shows breastplates superimposed on each other with the top one reading "MIDNIGHT KING OF KORENG".

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