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Theme: Boom & Bust

Artist: Member of the ROSS family

Title: Chest of drawers

Credit Line: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1988. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Advances in the design and construction of commercial packaging created a source of reliable and standardised materials, such as tin cans and machined timber boxes and crates. Closeted in backyard sheds, sleep-outs and sewing rooms, men and women from all levels of society found pleasure and satisfaction in the recycling of materials left over from more affluent times.

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