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86/1147-3 Poster, 'Dispossessed', ink on paper, designed and printed by Alice Hinton-Bateup at Garage Graphix, Mt Druitt, New South Wales, Australia, 1985-1986. Click to enlarge.

Poster ‘Dispossessed’ by Alice Hinton-Bateup

Made by Garage Graphix in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, 1985.

This Dispossessed poster, produced at Garage Graphix in western Sydney by Alice Hinton-Bateup during the 1980s, protests against the continued forced movement of Aboriginal people from their homes and the forced break of connection with land and people. It incorporates the last photograph taken of Harriet Waters, the great-grandmother of Aboriginal author and curator, James Wilson-Miller.

Garage Graphix was an important community arts workshop at Mt Druitt in Western Sydney where women artists ...

Summary

Object No.

86/1147-3

Object Statement

Poster, 'Dispossessed', ink on paper, designed and printed by Alice Hinton-Bateup at Garage Graphix, Mt Druitt, New South Wales, Australia, 1985-1986

Physical Description

Poster, 'Dispossessed', ink on paper, silkscreened poster titled "Dispossessed" with an eight line legend whci hreads, "Dispossessed / Every time Aboriginals are / forced to move because of / poverty, harassment or white / housing policy we lose more / of our connection to the land / and our people. / So we travel through halfway / places in our own land" printed onto poster "designed and printed by Alice Hinton / Garage Graphix", poster printed in yellow, ochre, red, green , blue, brown and black on white paper, background with hand drawn map and photographic insets featuring an elderly Aboriginal woman and a child in a suburban yard, a brown snake with Aboriginal motifs overlays the images, work titled in red.

Marks

printed onto poster "Dispossessed / Every time Aboriginals are / forced to move because of / poverty, harassment or white / housing policy we lose more / of our connection to the land / and our people. / So we travel through halfway / places in our own land" printed onto poster "designed and printed by Alice Hinton / Garage Graphix"

Dimensions

Height

495 mm

Width

750 mm

History

Notes

This poster was displayed in the Urban Koories Exhibition of Urban Aboriginal Art at the Workshop Arts Centre, Willoughby in 1985.

"The designer of this poster, Alice Hinton-Bateup is a cousin of mine, we share the same Great, Grand Mother, Harriet Waters, the elderly lady in this poster. I personally took this image of our Great Grand Mother in early February or March 1961 when I'd just turned twelve years old.The cartography is also mine, it was taken from my book, Koori: A Will To Win (p.13) published by Angus and Robertson in 1985. I was never asked or consulted to grant my cousin permission for publication within this poster." James Wilson-Miller, Curator, October 2013

" Recently, I learned via James Wilson-Millers book that Harriet Waters is my Great Great Grandmother, and that her image was recorded in a photograph in his book. That 'Eureka' moment of excitement was matched at seeing Harriet portrayed for posterity in the lovely poster by Alice Hinton-Bateup. Harriet's daughter (my Great Grandmother Ethel) married Frederick Lester, who enlisted for the Great War, along with his brother Augustus Lester and nephew Alister Lester. I was proud to loan their military photos to Katanning Senior High School for NAIDOC, which focussed on Aboriginal service in WW1."
Steven Bowes, blog comment, on 'NAIDOC Week 6-13 July 2014', Inside the Collection, 31 October 2014

Cite this Object

Harvard

Poster 'Dispossessed' by Alice Hinton-Bateup 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 August 2019, <https://ma.as/54984>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/54984 |title=Poster 'Dispossessed' by Alice Hinton-Bateup |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=23 August 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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