Black dog - white dog 1

Karen CASEY: artist

Not On Display

About the work

In 2004, Karen Casey spoke about her art and influences, and about reconciling her own Aboriginal/Anglo/Celtic ancestry in particular. She says, ‘I had no cultural links to my Indigenous past when it was first discovered in my teens and it wasn’t until my early 30s that I found myself in the position of fully identifying with my Aboriginality and finding my place within the Aboriginal community. My early artworks, including the black dog – white dog prints, were often provocative and confrontational commentaries on environmental and social justice issues. These works made quite blatant references to racial and gender inequality but they also expressed a great deal of my own personal inner turmoil and discontent. I think, in hindsight my art became a way of validating my Aboriginality’ (The artist, Reconciliation Place 2004).
Black dog - white dog 1
Artist/Maker and role
Karen CASEY: artist
49.3 x 41 cm (sheet)
26.2 x 26 cm (irregular image)
Credit line
Purchased 1991
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the prints in our collection.