Off to the Gulf

Accession Number ART41011
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 42.4 x 45.0 x 18.0 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description wood, paint, rusted wire, nails, grass
Maker Hawkes, Gay
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1990
Conflict Gulf War, 1990-1991

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


This is one of a series of works called 'Rushing off to the Gulf', it deals with Australia's willingness to support greater powers in their conflicts. 'Off to the Gulf' reflects the impetuous and thrilling nature of the expedition. Gay Hawkes (b.1942) is a sculptor and wood artist. Her unique sculpture is known for its highly imaginative and quirky qualities, using utilitarian objects and wood found in the bush and driftwood from the beaches of her native Tasmania.