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TERRA SPIRITUS ... with a darker shade of pale

Artist/s name
hand-ground ochre and blind letterpress on 52 sheets
(a-zz) 26.5 x 76.0 cm (image and sheet) (each)
Place/s of Execution
Launceston, Tasmania
ed. 3/5
Accession Number
Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Not on display
About the work
This drawing comprises 51 individual parts and depicts the entire coastline of Tasmania. Each feature has been labelled with both the English and Aboriginal topographic names, acknowledging language’s power in creating meaning and shaping our world view. Maddock’s choice of medium is also telling: she has used pigments made from native Tasmanian ochres to make this drawing.