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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.
Black, grey and white pen and wash drawing. Drawn on white watercolour paper. Border left around the drawing. Drawing numbered '30B' in the top right corner. The drawing is of three men wearing balaclavas and breaking in on two people in bed with the man in bed having been shot.
W 287mm x H 386mm
Preferred name as artist 'Pooaraar'