Shearing the Rams

Dianne JONES: artist

Not On Display

About the work

I have used this iconic painting by Tom Roberts to highlight that Indigenous people were shearers also. I have kept the original title of Tom Roberts’s painting, Shearing the Rams, because I did not think that I needed to change it in any way because this is a portrayal of history that I know is true. My father was a gun shearer, and my brother was also a shearer… In the Tom Roberts painting, my father is shearing [at] the forefront… with my brother and nephew [in the background], also doing the work (Artist statement 2000).
Shearing the Rams
Artist/Maker and role
Dianne JONES: artist
inkjet print on treated canvas mounted on Kappa board using Gloy 870
121.9 x 182.6cm
Credit line
Purchased 2001
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the prints in our collection.