Valeria CORRELL, Vegetable gatherers Enlarge 1 /1


Port August, South Australia, Australia 1886 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1973

– 29 April, 1973

Vegetable gatherers 1948 Materials & Technique: ceramics, ornaments figurines, glazed earthenware

Dimensions: 15.3 h x 9.0 w x 5.8 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Alice Correll, the artist's sister, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 82.2225

Domestic scaled ornaments can have potent symbolism beyond their scale. Such a work is this small figure group modelled by Valeria Correll in 1948. This was the period that saw Southern European immigrants joining the Australian workforce and beginning to influence approaches to food production and, eventually, to redefining Australian cuisine.

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