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Etching by Sandi Hickey, from collection of Dale Copeland
In a small case (labelled Flight travelbags) 43 X 22 X 6 cm when closed
Assembled for a SUITCASE exhibition
Dale Copeland

Do you know the term 'OE'. Overseas Experience.
It used to be almost a necessary part of becoming an adult in New Zealand.
Get as much education as you can handle, earn enough money to get on a ship or plane, and go see the world.
A big like the 'Grand Tour' in Europe for wealthy Brits, but travelling cheap, getting odd jobs as necessary.
And with all your belongings in a backpack.
This one was with me for a year around the outback in Australia. The red 'bulldust' coloured everything.
Then Europe on the cheap, sleeping in a small van.

Dale's studio can be found at Puniho,
Surf Highway, Coastal Taranaki, New Zealand

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