The Art of Eddie Burrup
1940s 2000, a continuum
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The extensive body of work, visual and written, created between the years 1994 and 2000 that comprises The Art of Eddie Burrup is the final phase in the evolution of Elizabeth Duracks oeuvre. In spirit and purpose it aligns with all that came before; it can be traced back some 60 years. It was nascent in the 1930s and probably first emerged in recorded visual form via The Whirlwind drawings and paintings of 194041. Towards the end of her life through her daemon, Eddie Burrup Elizabeth Durack distilled a lifetime of living and learning, of giving and taking, of exploring, reflecting upon and of recreating lost worlds of an ancient culture. Her art is homage to this culture. It also honours and fulfills an exceptional talent.
- In the beginning . . . (Genesis 1)
- mixed media on linen
- diptych, each 190 x 92 cm
- exhibited: Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, July 2000
- collection: estate of Elizabeth Durack
- Eddie's title
All that ol' Dreamin' mob
'e 'alf way now
for comin' out
brom underneath ...
Breaking free from some subterranean region, or slough, creative forces emerge part human, part animal. Fish, reptile, bird and mammal will shape the sentient universe and be shaped by the events of the ensuing epoch before finally submerging again having committed an eternal ontology to perpetuate itself cyclically, via the whole of natural and supernatural phenomena, wherein beginning and end are an indivisible closed circuit.