Document Type

Creative Work

Publication Date

3-2014

Publication Details

This creative work was originally published as:

Collis, A. (2014). Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton: A dingo took my baby [Oil on canvas]. Joanne Felk Gallery, Cooranbong, Australia.

ANZSRC / FoR Code

190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)

Abstract

Considering the dynamics of the 22 contributing artists to this exhibition,
entitled ‘Breath’, curated by Shelley Poole, I chose to contribute a portrait of
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton. Subtitled ‘A Dingo Took Mt Baby’, the portrait
presents to the viewer the sitter at a point in her life where she has been
awarded, by the Government of Australia, a full birth certificate stating that the
cause of her six-month old daughter’s disappearance and death was that
dingo had taken her. This was vindication of the sitter’s claim, which had been
disputed to the extent that she was charged with the murder of the daughter
and imprisoned. The group show sort to celebrate and inspire a positive
perspective and Christian reflection on life. The image of Lindy – presented as
both resilient and at terms with events met the criteria.

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