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  • J B Young Ltd collection(228)

    Miss Australia at the opening of J B Young Queanbeyan
    2nd storey Alterations Kingston, August 1966
    Opening of J B Young Queanbeyan
    Young's Store Currency Note
  • Dr Robert Wishart collection(972)

    Boomerang
    Decorated wooden shield
    Stone knife
    Club
  • Vane Lindesay collection no. 1(71)

    Biography of cartoonist Geoffrey Raynor Hook
    Biography of cartoonist Eric Joliffe
    Biography of cartoonist 'Mick' Harrold Barry Armstrong
    Cartoon depicting a skier sighting a hill-top tower
  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7625)

    Lake Manapouri, New Zealand
    Australian Natives, Gymnasium Work Preparatory to Winning Back the Ashes [proof copy]
    The beautiful Blue Lake, Mt Gambier, SA
    Surf, Maroubra Beach, Sydney, N.S.W
  • Jack Russel Greenham collection(220)

    Langside Monument and Langside UF Church
    Lower Terrace Steps, Queens Park, Glasgow
    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh: North Front
    Lectern, Thistle Chapel, St.Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
  • Patricia Heath collection(150)

    Shield
    Club
    Spearhead
    Boomerang
  • WS Kalf collection(42)

    Photographic print depicting a front view of a house
    Photograph of a woman at a piano
    Photographic print depicting a front view of a house
    Photograph depicting a view of a house and garden
  • John Wolseley collection(1)

    'Distant glimpses of the great floodplain seen through a veil of trees and hanging vines,' by John Wolseley, 2017

    This large three panel watercolour and mixed media painting by John Wolseley, was created in 2017 as a commission for the National Museum. The work is titled 'Distant glimpses of the great floodplain seen through a veil of trees and hanging vines'. It is mixed media, comprising watercolour, graphite and colour pencil, ink, oil paint, dry pastel, abrasion, scratching out and nature printing, with collages of frottage, wood relief, linocut and intaglio, printed Japanese tissue papers on woven paper.

    The importance of this work is twofold. Wolseley's work depicts Indigenous artist and elder Mulkun Wirrpanda's country in north east Arnhem Land and is an outcome of the relationship that developed between them as they worked together to chart and record plants in Mulkun's Yolngu country, plants that have sustained her people for countless generations. Their work has resulted in the Midawarr Harvest exhibition, digital sound and visual recordings and a publication, all of which will be available in enduring form to the Yolngu community, in an attempt to maintain cultural knowledge for all. The work is also important for its botanical, ecological and artistic merit, and as an example of the work of a recognised Australian artist.

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