'Night of the full moon' was exhibited in Nancy Borlase's first solo exhibition at Macquarie Galleries in 1960 and singled out in the Sydney Morning Herald's review of that exhibition. Painted after her return from America where she had been looking at the 'action painters' of the New York school, it represented a marked change in the direction of her work which she now developed strongly towards abstraction. This work is a companion painting to 'Sun in the city', also in the gallery's collection.
Australian Art Department, 2001
oil, tempera on hardboard
57.0 x 86.3 cm board; 72.8 x 101.7 x 4.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, pink oil "NB [monogram]". Signed and dated top c. verso on hardboard, ink "Nancy Borlase/ .../ 1960/ ...".
Gift of the artist 2001
Not on display
© Nancy Borlase Estate
Shown in 1 exhibition
Nancy Borlase (1960), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 22 Jun 1960–04 Jul 1960
Referenced in 1 publication
Our Art Critic., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'A positive one-man exhibition', Sydney, 22 Jun 1960, page unknown.