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Vegetable gatherers Theme: Encounters


Title: Vegetable gatherers

Credit Line: Gift of Alice Correll, the artist's sister, 1982. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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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