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Laura Thompson, 80
from the Women over sixty series 1991

gelatin silver photograph, oil paint, fibre-tipped pen
22.7 × 22.7 cm (image)
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on mount l.l.: Laura Thompson, 80. / At my age if you don't keep your mind active you go down and / down. I'm always doing something. I've smocked four dresses and / made three rag dolls for the Northcote Art and Craft annual show. / We'll be auctioning one of my paintings. / I've done movement awareness, meditation and relaxation / exercise classes at the Council of Adult Education. I don't / need to take drugs of any description. I sleep very well. / We're a very close knit family. I run family football sweeps. / We all get involved - everyone phones in with their tips. / I feel a fulfillment of previous years and the satisfaction of / seeing the family grow.
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: Laura Thompson, 80 / from Women Over 60 Ruth Maddison 1991
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1992
© 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