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Title

Hillock

(1965)


Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 - 22 Apr 1982


About

This gouache is from the 'Hillside and hummock in the landscape' series of 1965-67. It was painted at Upwey the year following Williams' return from Europe where he had been on the Helena Rubinstein Scholarship. The image draws directly on the hilly landscapes of Fern Tree Gully and Lysterfield, not far from his home at Upwey. The arc of the hillside as horizon is the dominant element of the landscape in Hillock, accentuated further by the painted pink and blue sky, which is, unusually, more illustrative.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005


Details


Place where the work was made

Upwey Victoria Australia


Date

(1965)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

gouache on ivory Arches paper


Dimensions

51.7 x 53.8 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed l.r., black gouache "Fred Williams.". Not dated.


Credit

Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

161.2004


Artist information

Fred Williams

Works in the collection

222


Place

Where the work was made
Upwey

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Celebrating Fred Williams', pg. 24-25, Sydney, Nov 2004, front cover (colour illus.), 5 (colour illus.).

Patrick McCaughey, Fred Williams 1927-1982, Kensington, 1980, 182, 203. Plate no. 90, 'Hillock I', is a related work, as is 'Landscape with burning tree' 1968, reproduced on page 203