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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.
A black, grey and white pen and wash drawing on white watercolour paper. There is a border around the drawing. The drawing is numbered "36" in the top right corner. The drawing shows a home with the front door at the centre and a small garden in front of the house, and two skeletons buried out the front of the house.
W 283mm x H 385mm
Preferred name as artist 'Pooaraar'