Auburn, Victoria, Australia 1904 – Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1982
An Opera House in every home.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: light-weight white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown
A year before the completion of the Opera House, Eric Thake applied a dose of irreverent Australian humour in his linocut An Opera House in every home - linking the inspiration for Australia's grandest building to dinner dishes stacked in the draining rack on the kitchen sink.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra