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‘Bennelong had a point'

Blak Douglas (a.k.a. Adam Hill) and Hugh Ramage2012

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia
Canberra, Australia

An artwork featuring a red and yellow sunset in the background. The red section is in the shape of the Sydney Opera House. Below this is a landscape painted in stripes of green. In front of this are fourteen sawn-off branches fixed into holes in a red ochre board. The branches are painted black and have yellow ends. The box in which they are placed is painted yellow on the outside and has clam shells attached to its surface. In front of this on the right is a brass fireplace screen with a low-relief of a sailing ship on the sea with a lighthouse on a headland. A shelf in front of this has four metal brackets, which attach statues of an Indigenous man and woman.

Details

  • Title: ‘Bennelong had a point'
  • Creator: Blak Douglas (a.k.a. Adam Hill) and Hugh Ramage
  • Date: 2012
  • External Link: The People & Environment Blog
  • Dimensions: W 2000mm x H 1500mm x D 605mm x Wgt 166kg
  • Collection: Adam Hill collection National Museum of Australia

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