Macquarie Perceptions: Keith Dewell

Sep 01, 2015, 11:41 AM

Artistic perceptions of Lachlan Macquarie's time as governor of New South Wales.

Australian artist Keith Dewell has a fascination with the human form—his drawings express ways in which the physicality of the human body exposes inner emotion. In a recent exhibition commemorating the bicentennial of Lachlan Macquarie's governorship, Keith contributes an insight into both the Aboriginal and the convict psyche during this time.

This is an excellent report on Keith Dewell work on Earshot with David Rutledge on RN - However the female historian called Grace who appears on this audio has a very blinkered view on the situation and talks about the invaders as if they are hero's for murdering the First Nations people and stealing their land. She even mentions how progressive the newly built orphanages were.