Bonita Ely

Murray River Punch 1980-1, Inkjet print on Epson semi gloss paper, 29 x 40 cm, Documentation of Murray River Punch performance, 1980
Murray River Punch 1980, Performance, Documentation of Murray River Punch performance, 1981
Murray River Punch (clip) 1981, Performance, Dimensions variable, Documentation
Sample grid, near Corryong (from 'Murray River Project Continued') 2007-09, Epsom ink jet print on Hahnemule Rag Paper (semi gloss); Exhibition print only, 26.5 x 40 cm (comp), 32.9 x 48.3 (sheet)
Sewing Machine Gun 2013, Singer sewing machine and bobby pins, 108 x 143 x 178 cm, as part of the 'Interior Decoration', 2017, installation detail at documenta 14, Palais Bellevue, Kassel. Image by Liz Eve.
Controlled Atmosphere 1983, Performance installation, Dimensions variable
Installation view of 'Interior Decoration' 2013, Milani Gallery, Woolloongabba
Controlled Atmosphere 1983, Performance installation, Dimensions variavle, Artspace, Sydney
Dogwoman Makes History 1986, Performance, Dimensions variable, First Draft, Sydney
Installation view 2019, Water, QAGOMA, Brisbane
Singer 2013, Mattress, bedding, video projection, Projection - 140 x 188 cm; Installation - dimensions variable
Dogwoman communicates with the younger generation 1982, Performance
C. 20th Mythological Beasts: At Home With the Locust People (detail) 1975, Mixed media, video, Dimensions variable
Plastikus Progressus 2017, Mixed media, Dimensions variable, Installed at documenta 14, Athens School of Fine Arts Gallery, Greece
Installation view 2017, Dimensions variable, 'Troubled Waters', Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

Bonita Ely’s first exhibition was in London in 1972, but recognition of her artwork in Australia effectively started at the Mildura Sculpture Triennial of 1975, where she exhibited a close and complex examination of Mount Feathertop, a location in the Victorian Alpine region that tested the tensions between observation and interpretation in visual representation.

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