Collection Online

Wik Elder, Arthur
from the Returning to places that name us series 2000

gelatin silver photograph
(96.1 × 121.3 cm irreg.) (image) (122.8 × 147.5 cm) (sheet) 127.5 × 151.5 cm (framed)
Place/s of Execution
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland
ed. 10/15
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Carolyn Poignant Berger in memory of Axel Poignant, 2008
© Ricky Maynard/Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Gallery 14
Level 3, NGV Australia
Physical description
Large scale cropped portrait of an elderly indigenous man.
‘We need to understand and learn from history because if we repeat history we head for tragedy… I wanted a presence and portraits that spoke, and through this process to present an idea, rather than preach messages.’ RICKY MAYNARD, 2001