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Molly O'Sullivan, 82
from the After work series 1990

gelatin silver photograph, oil paint, fibre-tipped pen
30.0 × 20.5 cm (image)
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on mount l.l.: Molly O'Sullivan, 82. / Before the Depression I worked in a millinary. In 1932 I went to work at I.C.I. / they made explosives. I was there 'til 1954, and when I left I was being paid / more than the men. Later I worked at the Alexandra Club - first as a kitchen / hand, then as the pastry cook. I left there in 1975. / That's when I went travelling. I've been to Wales and Europe and all over / Australia, except Queensland. In 1980 I went to North America. That was my last / bit of nonsense. I did my hip two years ago, so now I sit on my bum alot. / I like to watch tele but there's not much to watch. I still bake when / I feel like it. This is for your morning tea. I reckon I made my first / sponge about 65 years ago.
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse l.l.: #4 / Molly O'Sullivan, 82
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse l.c.: Return to 41 Blanche St / St. Kilda 3182
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse l.r.: © Ruth Maddison 1990
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.r.: 3
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation, Founder Benefactor, 1990
© Ruth Maddison
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Not on display