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An image of Taronga Park - Sydney's Wonder Zoo by Peter Kingston

Peter Kingston

(Australia 08 May 1943 – )

Taronga Park - Sydney's Wonder Zoo
Place of origin
Lavender BaySydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
etching, printed in black ink, hand coloured with watercolour on white Fabriano wove paper

44.7 x 36.8 cm platemark; 75.8 x 56.6 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "Peter Kingston 1984".
Purchased 1984
Accession number
© Peter Kingston
Not on display
Further information

"This is the Taronga Park of the 1950s. The elephant rides, the kids’ train around the merry-go-round feature and the old Aquarium, a masterpiece in concrete. The ferry is the Lady Ferguson. Some license is evident with the Opera House and Centrepoint Tower being present. The park is shown in its unique setting on the harbour. The WWI digger and the pram make an appearance."

Peter Kingston, 1984

Bibliography (1)

Natalie Wilson., Notes from the river caves: Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp, 'Notes from the River Caves: Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp', Sydney, 2006, (colour illus.). Website catalogue for the 'Notes from the River Caves: Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp' exhibition held at the AGNSW in 2006.

Exhibition history (2)

Peter Kingston: a survey:

Australian Collection Focus: Notes from the River Caves: Peter Kingston & Martin Sharp, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Sep 2006–19 Nov 2006

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