Bonita ELY

Mildura, Victoria, Australia born 1946

  • UK, Europe, North Africa, USA 1970-75
  • Europe, USA 1981-82


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950

printer, intaglio


Perth, Western Australia, Australia born 1959

printer (intaglio)


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

Warrior: Scenes from the appropriation of Wiradyuri Land. 1987
Collection Title: Prints by twenty-five Australian artists. Canberra: Australian National Gallery and Australian Bicentennial Authority, 1988.
Page: no.6.
Place made: Victorian Print Workshop, 188 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: thick off-white wove Arches Torchon 300 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower right edge, 'ARCHES /FRANCE'; Blindstamp lower right edge, 'VERITABLE PAPIER D'SATINE'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2/2
Edition: edition of 80; plus 3 trial proofs, 2 artists proofs, 2 printers proofs, 2 workshop proofs

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right within image in black pencil, 'Bonita Ely '87'. Titled lower centre within image in black pencil, ' 'Warrior: Scenes from the Appropriation of Wiradjiri Land' '. Inscribed with edition details lower left within image in black pencil, 'V.P.W. Proof'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'VPW' [within rectangle]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 2329'
Dimensions: plate-mark 57.0 h x 77.0 w cm sheet 57.0 h x 77.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.2329
Subject: Australia, Bicentennial, 1988 Aboriginal Australians: Land rights
Image rights: © Bonita Ely
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2002, where the work was produced.