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'It is extraordinarily difficult to reconcile painting and living … To live, one must compromise; to paint one must be so utterly ruthless that any sane person would see that the game is not worth the candle. Still it burns brightly and sweetly.

– Elizabeth Durack.

Art & Life contains extracts from diaries, letters, essays, travelogues and poetry written by Elizabeth Durack (1915–2000) over the course of seven decades. With wit and candour, the writing reveals some of the most important influences and episodes – and the paradox – of her life. Durack read and travelled widely and drew inspiration from many sources: from the men and women she knew; from classical Western and ancient Aboriginal traditions; and from contemporary politics.

I can’t really live without Eddie Burrup now. He has become a part of me – Me – in fact. I can’t go on, or get on, without him. I know he is an antiquated version of Aboriginality and that the Albert Barungas & Co now lie in the past, yet I hoped this ilk could live on: gidgi-gidgi – h’arm-in-h’arm, blackfella–whitefella – that the right way. (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph: Art is the solution to a problem that does not exist until it is solved. – Kimberley Michael Durack.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Redland Bay, Victoria Point - Redland Bay area, Moreton Bay, Brisbane - South East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Connor Court Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 275p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 August 2016
      ISBN: 9781925501094

Works about this Work

Was the Eddie Burrup Scandal an Outpouring of Sisterly Grief? Victoria Laurie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 5)

— Review of Elizabeth Durack : Art & Life Selected Writings Elizabeth Durack 2016 extract selected work diary essay poetry
Was the Eddie Burrup Scandal an Outpouring of Sisterly Grief? Victoria Laurie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 5)

— Review of Elizabeth Durack : Art & Life Selected Writings Elizabeth Durack 2016 extract selected work diary essay poetry
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