About the artwork:
The most powerful card in a game of Gin Rummy is the Jolli (Joker). Ada Bizzarri, former owner and cook (alongside husband Lorenzo) of Hamilton’s Northern Star Café taught her children and grandchildren their family-favourite game. A first-generation immigrant, Ada carries a reputation of a serious pragmatist, a hardworking woman raising a family in a foreign country, but a perfectly timed Jolli never fails to bring her a toothy grin and a cheeky chuckle. She has a terrible poker face.
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Oil on board
About the artist:
Born, studied and continue to live and work in Newcastle.