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Possession - Dispossession

Painter: Anne Twigg
Designer, concept: Monica Oppen
Categories: Bookwork / Drawn/Painted Books, Scrolls & Concertina Books

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Reference no.:L/Twi.A-Opp.M/15.00 Place/Shelf:2AR

Book title: Possession - Dispossession
Year made: 2015
Place made: Australia
Original: Yes
Dimensions: 225 x 294
Binder: bound by M Oppen, box by Cali Andersen
Physical description: concertina fold in clam shell box.
Medium: graphics, hand written text
Further information:
This work began with the painted book. The text is extracts from William Bradley's journal. Bradley was one of the officers on the first fleet under the command of Arthur Phillip, which arrived in what is now known as Sydney Harbour in January 1788. Their intention was to establish a convict colony. Bradley was involved with the surveying of the harbour. In essence this surveying, seemingly harmless, was key in the process of possession and dispossession. The box is essentially a trompe l'oeil suggesting a particular reality but revealing another.

Painter: Anne Twigg
Designer, concept: Monica Oppen

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