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Fair Go

1350mm x 2100mm
Acrylic pigment on hemp, wool filled, hand stitched, free hanging
Photo: Ian Hobbs

Private collection, Australia

​Lit by a shaft of light from the skylight above, this corner of a disused blacksmith’s workshop in the old railway yards at Inveresk, Launceston, carries evidence of workplace politics of the mid 1900’s. Political slogans of left and right factions scratched into the tin wall compete with daily workings of the shop — “Please put rubbish in bin”. It’s all about getting a ‘fair go’.

Part of artist-in-residence project at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania (1996, 1998) and exhibited in resulting solo exhibition, Fragility & Endurance, at the Gallery in December 2000 — February 2001.