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Ken Unsworth The Disappeared

The Artist

According to the  Susan Boutwell website, Ken Unsworth was born in Melbourne in 1931 and studied at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Teachers College and the National Art School in Sydney. He has held several teaching positions including lecturer in Sculpture Sydney College of Advanced  Education. Unsworth has held a number of solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas including a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1998. His works have been included in the Mildura Sculpture  Triennial, 1973 nd 1978; The Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne and the Biennale of Sydney in 1976, 1982,  1984, 1986 1986 1990 and 2000. He has also participated major international exhibitions including the Paris Bienale, Magiciens de la Terre, Paris  and has represented Australia in the Venice Bienale.

The Disappeared by Ken Unsworth

The Work of Art

The Disappeared is a  lithograph  print created and published in 1988 as part of 'The Land' portfolio of prints to mark the bicentennial anniversary of European arrival  in 1788.  The work in  itself depicts a rather nightmarish image of a ghoul breaking through a window to  the surprise of a little girl in white.  Note the contrast in imagery. The Disappeared? may be a reference to the stolen generations in Australia's recent past.