Enfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1916 – Waverley, New South Wales 2004
Doctor Brown and green old time waltz.
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper offset-lithograph, printed in colour inks, from multiple plates Support: thin glossy white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: print run unknown
The most controversial environmental issue of the 1980s - the damming of the Franklin River in Tasmania - produced one of the most fanciful posters of the period. It was the work of eccentric Sydney artist Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton, and was based on his 1983 Archibald Prize entry Doctor Brown and green old time waltz.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra