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"Bandjalang 4" by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

1994.0001.0037

"Bandjalang 4" 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 "37" in the top right corner. The drawing shows three Aboriginal men in the doorway of a house with two non-Aboriginal men inside, one opening the door and the other opening the fridge with a bottle in his hand.

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