TLF ID M014295
This is an installation by Girramay artist Tony Albert (b1981) using black text that reads ‘ASH on me’ and found objects: ceramic and metal ashtrays. These objects present Aboriginal people in different ways, some as caricatures. The work of art is shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives information about Albert’s practice and provides a strong visual analysis articulating the historical use and collection of these objects in the 1950s and 1960s as a way for non-Indigenous Australians to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The installation measures 150.0 cm high x 150.0 cm wide and was constructed from vintage ashtrays on vinyl lettering.