Making Good: Convict artisans in exile is a new National Trust (NSW) exhibition at Old Government House, Parramatta NSW from 5 March till 27 November, charting the lives of convicts and their impact on the colony.
Making GoodMore Information
By Anna Ridley | February 2022 | Vol 44 no 1
Collecting: The Convict ArtistsMore Information
By Robert Stevens | May 2020 | Vol 42 no 2
Victorian collector and president of the Victorian branch Robert Stevens distils his passion for the works of convict artists in Australia, many of whom were transported for adapting their skills to forgery. A wide variety of works from public and private collections illustrate the range of their interests.
Mary Ives: transported for 14 yearsMore Information
By Megan Martin | November 2018 | Vol 40 no 4
Megan Martin researches the historical background of an 1833 convict love taken, a rare example made for a female convict, and reveals a sad tale of migration and family separation that resonates today.