Monday, April 25, 2016

Captivating Convicts by Heather Millar

Two new diptychs just arrived to us from PEI artist Heather Millar, the latest from a series titled Second Chances that focuses on the lives of Australian women convicts form the early 20th century. 

421-110 Heather Millar "Alice Cooke" oil on panel, 16" x 12"(x2) $800
Alice Adeline Cooke, criminal record number 565LB, 30 December 1922. Convicted of bigamy and theft. By the age of 24 Alice Cooke had amassed an impressive number of aliases and at least two husbands. Described by police as 'rather good looking', Cooke was a habitual thief and a convicted bigamist. Aged 24.

421-110 Heather Millar "Esther Eggers" oil on panel, 16" x 12"(x2) $800
Esther Eggers, criminal record number 465LB, 16 December 1919. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW. Crime: malicious injury to property and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Eggers was sentenced to 12 months prison. Aged 22.

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