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Peter Collins, Minister for Arts and Health

Date: 1989
Dimensions:
Overall: 388 x 470 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Photographic print on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00028370

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    Description
    Depicts Peter Collins, the then-Minister for Arts and Health of NSW seated at his desk. Peter Edward James Collins, AM, RFD, QC (born 10 May 1947) was the Leader of the Opposition in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 4 April 1995 to 8 December 1998.
    SignificanceThis photograph represents the individual in the political system and the interests and experiences that define them.
    HistoryAnne Zahalka created this photograph for a series for Artspace. Peter Collins is shown in his ministerial office surrounded by objects which hold significance for him. These include a portrait of Robert Menzies, a school blazer, a portrait of his grandfather and a barrister's wig. These objects attempt to provide insight into the man behind the ministerial position and highlight the interests of the individual.
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