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Grace Buckley, 69
from the After work series 1990

gelatin silver photograph, oil paint, fibre-tipped pen
24.8 × 20.6 cm (image)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on mount l.c.: Grace Buckley, 69. / I went nursing at Mildura Base Hospital until I married Bob. / Back then you gave things up when you married. I didn't mind that. / I love housework. I washed two walls last Thursday 'cos I / didn't know what to do. I go shopping. I muck around. / I love doing the garden. I could spend all day in the garden. / I would've liked five children but we didn't have any. / Most days I go down the Elwood R.S.L. club about 5.30. It's nice / to sit and chat and have a few drinks with my friends. / I do plenty of cooking. Don't know if I'd say I like it, but / who else is going to do it?
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.c.r.: Ruth Maddison 1990
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.r.: 1 (in a circle)
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