Icon to a stolen child: Teacher

Julie DOWLING: artist

Not On Display

About the work


This icon is about a grandmother who had been stolen from her family
and culture at an early age. She found her family again after decades
and began to learn more about her culture. She told me she began to
teach her grandchildren about her life story and the things she learnt
from her lost family.
Inside the heads of her grandchildren are pictographs of their thoughts
as they listen to their grandmother’s knowledge.
Title
Icon to a stolen child: Teacher
Artist/Maker and role
Julie DOWLING: artist
Date
1999
Medium
synthetic polymer paint, red ochre, glitter and metallic paint on canvas
Measurements
40.0 x 30.0 cm
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun, 2017
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
2017/0041

This is one of the paintings in our collection.



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