A Person Looks at a Work of Art or Something .

1997   90 x 295 cms  NFS

A large overhang on the Deep Well property, an hour’s drive south of Alice Springs, provided a setting for one scene from the 1980s film, Quiggley Down Under. The designers had established a suite of faux indigenous art, pilfered from sites throughout Australia. This spectacular gallery, appropriately aged to give it the patina of antiquity, in turn allowed me to invoke the titling used by Hepburn Springs artist, Peter Tyndall, to question ‘what is this thing we call art’. Patrick Hayes jnr, one of the boys on the rocks, was actually in the aforemtioned film, and had not been back to the site until the day we ventured there.