MICHAEL RILEY
Dorothy

Michael Riley, Dorothy, 1990-2013, from the series Portraits by a Window, pigment UltraChrome ink on Platine fibre rag, 55 x 41cm (image size) 57 x 43.5cm (frame size), edition 15 + 1AP (+ exhibition set), TCG9850

Dorothy (Tudley) Delaney was an administrator at Boomali Aboriginal Artists Co-operative where Riley shot his Portraits by a Window series. Tudley worked extensively with various Aboriginal community organisations in particular at The Settlement, a neighbourhood centre run by the University of Sydney in Chippendale, where she worked as a youth worker and in drug and alcohol outreach. Outside her usual dress, Riley requested that she wear 1920s period clothing for the portrait.

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