Exhibition print 25564: Shearing the Rams

Dianne JONES: artist

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).
Exhibition print 25564: Shearing the Rams
Artist/Maker and role
Dianne JONES: artist
TBC: 121.9 x 182.6 cm
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Purchased 2001

This is one of the prints in our collection.