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Plate - Isobel Ceramic Studio, 'Australian Landscape', circa 1960 Reg. No: HT 949
- Plate decorated by Helen Ilich at Isobel ceramic studio in Oakleigh. Helen migrated to Melbourne from Croatia in 1953 with her two children, her husband already having arrived. She had always wanted to be an artist but rarely had the opportunity or parental support to pursue her passion. This continued in Australia but she found a degree of artistic outlet by working in three ceramic studios around Melbourne - Ellis, Isobel (a small independent business) and Guy Boyd's studio which she particularly enjoyed. Helen later joined the Heidelberg Artists' Society and taught painting at home, producing many works of her own.
- Ceramic plate painted with an Australian landscape. There is a large gum tree in the forground and smaller trees and hills in the distance. The ground is brown and dry and there are clouds in the sky.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Nina Chelleri, 2002
|Dimensions:||23.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||artworks, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, immigration, australiana, domestic equipment, displaced persons, artistic practices, croatian communities, croatian immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Helen Ilich, Serbian Migrant & Ceramic Artist, 1953, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Creative Practice|
|Inscriptions:||Base: Isobel/Australia/HAND PAINTED. Signed: Ilich.|
|Artist:||Helen Ilich, Oakeigh, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s|
|Manufactured For:||Isobel Ceramics Studio, Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s|
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