Waltzing Matilda

Joni Dennis

Waltzing Matilda is a famous early Australian ballad which depicted a swagman travelling on foot (waltzing) and all his belongings were kept in his swag (Matilda)  he carried on his back. 

My interpretation as a young child was a woman waltzing, dressed in a beautiful ball gown against the vibrant colours of the Australian landscape.

Created in a size which has tapestry qualities in a room.

Acrylic and oil on canvas - 190 x 240cm

This painting won a 5th prize in painting at the Florence Biennale.



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