Brenda's wedding

Dianne JONES: artist

Not On Display

About the work


In the background of this work is a painting by Eugene Von Guerard and I have inserted
a photograph of my family 'the Jones's' at my sister Brenda 's wedding. I have used icons
of Australian to reposition representation of Indigenous People. Paintings by iconic
artists Tom Roberts and Eugene Von Guerard often portrayed a romantic idea of a land
which was a peaceful, fat and wealthy land under endless blue skies. When Indigenous
People were painted it was all too often as a part of the flora and fauna and without
names or identities, insignificantly fading into the background. When white Australians
were recorded either in paintings or written history they were always given names and
some information about them and so I have positioned my family as the main focus of the
paintings and given them an identity and importance that Indigenous People were not
afforded. My family and myself did not match the images that I was seeing in history
books or in artworks.
MR 20/09/18
Title
Brenda's wedding
Artist/Maker and role
Dianne JONES: artist
Date
2001
Medium
laser print on canvas
Measurements
45 x 75 cm
Credit line
Purchased 2001
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
2001/0175

This is one of the prints in our collection.



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