An image of Della Shillingworth with two of her six children, Dodge City, Brewarrina

Sandy Edwards

(New Zealand, Australia 1948 – )

Della Shillingworth with two of her six children, Dodge City, Brewarrina, from the series Brewarrina

Not on display
Further information

This photograph of the NSW town of Brewarrina was taken as part of the bicentennial project and exhibition 'After 200 Years'. At the time there were many debates about the depiction of Indigenous Australians and their cultures. Concerned how they might be portrayed, many communities were reluctant to participate in a project organised and funded by the Bicentennial Authority.

The result was a departure from normal documentary photography. Each of the 20 communities taking part in the project worked with photographers in a collaborative process that gave the communities the opportunity to control the subject matter of the photographs, and ultimately the representation of themselves and their culture to the public.

printed 1991
gelatin silver photograph
26.7 x 39.4 cm image; 40.8 x 50.3 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. verso, pencil "... 1989/ Sandy Edwards 1991"

Purchased with funds provided by the J.S. Watkins Memorial Fund 1991
Accession number
© Sandy Edwards