Poland 1900 – Australia 1991
Studley Park Road
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, fibre tipped pen on paper, synthetic polymer paint, enamel on soldered tin
Charles Aisen’s tableau-like tin sculptures drew from his observations of life in Australia during the hardships of the Depression. In Studley Park Road, Kew road builders work accompanied by a slogan reading: ‘Studley Park Road was built in the early thirties during the Depression, to give a days work called the dole of the pick and shovel’.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra