Icon to a stolen child: Void

Julie DOWLING: artist

Not On Display

About the work


A void is an empty and all-consuming nothingness.
When a stolen child returns to community after being taken away by
force, they only wish for the empty feeling to be filled again with love
and acceptance from their family.
This is what my grandmother and many survivors have told me.
Title
Icon to a stolen child: Void
Artist/Maker and role
Julie DOWLING: artist
Date
1999
Medium
synthetic polymer paint, glitter and metallic paint on canvas
Measurements
40.0 x 30.2 cm
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun, 2017
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
2017/0042

This is one of the paintings in our collection.



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