An image of Rosaleen Norton painting in her sister's flat at Kirribilli, Sydney

Robert Walker

(Australia 01 May 1922 – 2007)

Rosaleen Norton painting in her sister's flat at Kirribilli, Sydney

Location
Not on display
Further information

In 1965 'Life at the Cross', with text by poet Kenneth Slessor and photographs by Robert Walker, was published. This photograph of Norton was taken by Walker as part of that project. Although the publication was meant to document the bohemian and working class life of the Kings Cross area, its subjects were in fact much more wide ranging. Rosaleen Norton had lived in Kings Cross since 1951 and was popularly known as the 'witch of Kings Cross'. But when the book 'Life at the Cross' was published she was living with her sister Cecily in Kirribilli.

Place of origin
Kirribilli, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
circa 1964
Media
Negative
Medium
black and white 120 format negative
Dimensions
5.6 x 5.6 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Louise Walker 2008
Accession number
ARC262.100.669
Copyright
© Estate of Robert Walker