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Crate Lid - Wooden, Croatia, circa 1953 Object Reg. No: HT 934

Summary:
Wooden crate lid used by Helen Ilich to transport the few possessions she brought with her on her journey from Croatia to Australia. 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 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.
Description:
Wooden crate lid, with writing in white paint.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nina Chelleri, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 750 mm (Width), 960 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: artistic practices, ceramics, croatian communities, croatian immigration, displaced persons, immigration, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Helen Ilich, Serbian Migrant & Ceramic Artist, 1953, Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: paintings
Inscriptions: In white paint: HELENE ILICH; MELBOURNE VIC; SPRING ST 157 AUSTRALIA; S/S OCEANIA DEPARTURE 22 X.19; SANTA LIMBANIA STATION; GENOA ITALIA
User: Helen Ilich, 1955
Place Named: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955
Place Named: Genoa, Italy, 1955

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