Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number ART29762
Collection type Art
Measurement Unframed: 33 x 101.5 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour with gold enamel over pencil on paper on linen
Maker Jose, Ellen
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1992
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


In 1992 Ellen Jose (b.1951) held an exhibition in Melbourne titled "Black Diggers-Ghost Fighters" to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Kokoda campaign in New Guinea, as well as remembering the war experiences of her father who fought in New Guinea and the Pacific. Based on this she created a number of works and such as "Aaaaa-tention!" [1992, watercolour and gold enamel over pencil on paper on linen] (ART29762) and "Long winding trail" [1992, watercolour and silver enamel over pencil on paper on linen] (ART29763) which intermingle personal symbols, such as the river or road appearing in both works, symbolic of time and memory, with family snapshots.