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Aerogramme - Jan Billycan design

SKU #6825402

Aerogramme - Jan Billycan design

This international Aerogramme features a painting by Jan Billycan from the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
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This international Aerogramme (210mm x 103mm) features a painting by Jan Billycan from the Art Gallery of Western Australia

An aerogramme is a single sheet of paper suitably folded and sealed on all sides. It is sent by Air Mail to any international destination at a uniform price, delivered in accordance with the timetable applicable Airmail service as published by Australia Post from time to time.

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The Art Gallery Aerogrammes is the third in a series of stamps and stationery based on works of art held in major Australian art galleries. The series showcases Australia’s rich artistic heritage through gallery collections. The artworks featured are by significant artists and provide us with insights into aspects of Australian culture.

This latest issue focuses on the Art Gallery of Western Australia, which was founded in 1895 and is located in the Perth Cultural Centre. The State Art Collection at the gallery comprises renowned collections of Western Australian, Australian and international art and design, as well as one of the finest collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Australia. The gallery is strongly committed to showcasing Indigenous art, life and culture through the visual arts.

Jan Billycan
Kirriwirri 2009
synthetic polymer paint on plywood
(3 boards) 92.2 x 182.8 cm (framed)
Purchased through the Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2010 State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Jan Billycan (Djan Nanudie) (c.1930–2015) was an award-winning artist who grew up in Ilyarra country, near Punmu in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. Bidyadanga, where Billycan painted, is a small place of approximately 800 people, 250 kilometres south of Broome.

Technical details

    • Issue date: 5 April 2016
    • Printer: A&G envelopes
    • Cover design: Jo Mure
    • Size: 210mm x 103mmm