An image of Sue Ingram, Botany Road/Regent Street, Redfern

Brenda L Croft

(Australia 1964 – )

Community
Adelaide, Spencer region
Language group
Gurindji, Fitzmaurice region, Mutpurra, Fitzmaurice region

Sue Ingram, Botany Road/Regent Street, Redfern

Location
Not on display
Further information

These images were originally part of a collaborative installation work, titled 'Conference call', made with renowned African-American conceptual artist Adrian Piper, for 'The boundary rider: 9th Biennale of Sydney', Art Gallery of NSW, 1992. In the Biennale, the images were displayed in a darkened room furnished with office chairs where people were encouraged to sit and answer incessantly ringing telephones. On the 'phones, listeners heard someone talking in an unidentified Aboriginal language followed by a translation in English.
Croft took these photos at key sites around Redfern and presents images of Aboriginal people, with a diversity of experiences and backgrounds, standing proudly within their urban environment. Contrary to the usual media depictions of Redfern's Aboriginal community, Croft presents a positive image from an insider's viewpoint. Included in these images are significant individuals who have worked tirelessly for their people, some of whom have since passed away and are thus memorialised in the images.

Year
1992
Media
Photograph
Medium
duratran
Dimensions
182.8 x 275.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Brenda L. Croft 2000
Accession number
166.2000.1
Copyright
© Brenda L Croft. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney