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Studley Park Road, Kew Theme: Boom & Bust

Artist: Charles AISEN
Birth/Death: 1900–1991

Title: Studley Park Road, Kew

Credit Line: Gift of the artist 1989 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

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’.

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