Collection Online

(1991); printed (1993)
from the Patterns of Connection series 1991

cibachrome photograph
101.4 × 100.4 cm
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1993
© Leah King-Smith/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Gallery location
Not on display
In the early 1990s Leah King-Smith became well known for her photographic investigations into the representation of Indigenous Australians. As she wrote of her Patterns of Connection series at the time it was created, ‘This photocomposition series is essentially about renewing people’s perceptions of Aboriginal people … By re-placing the Koories in my work, I am showing my concerns about how the original photographs, and those generally of Indigenous peoples in the nineteenth century, are evidence of the cultural bias of the civilisation which produced them, and … generate an inaccurate version of the presence of Aboriginal people from this point of view’.