Moreton Bay Regional Council

Robert MacPherson: Boss Drovers

The project is dated 14 February 1947. Robert Pene has an obsession: he endlessly catalogues boss drovers in portraits that vividly evoke the resilient, determined spirit of the rugged individuals responsible for moving thousands of livestock and teams of stockmen and cooks along the great pastoral stock routes of Australia, travelling over vast distances from station to market, or finding feed and water in times of drought.

View a selection of 200 individual drawings from BOSS DROVERS 1996–2014, all deliberately executed as if by the hand of a ten-year-old. Over a 20-year period, Robert MacPherson made these in the guise of his alter ego, Robert Pene, a grade 4 student at St Joseph’s Convent, Nambour, Queensland.

Event starts
Tuesday 30 June, 2020
Event ends
Saturday 12 September, 2020
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
Venue Address
4 Hasking Street, Caboolture 4510

Brisbane , Caboolture

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