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Study for 'Games in a bad-weather crèche'

1983


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

'Playground for baby storms - infant meteorological disturbances. Really like a place where the weather of the world is germinated and ready to go out and wreak havoc. It's one of the richest paintings I've done', Gleeson quoted in Renée Free's unpublished catalogue of James Gleeson's work.

Two motifs that frequently recur in Gleeson's late work are internal bodily organs (viscera) and water. The gentle lapping of water on a beach recalls his boyhood experience at Terrigal and later holidays at Perigean on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 84.


Details


Other Title

Study for 'Games in a bad-weather creche'


Date

1983


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

charcoal on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

38.0 x 51.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 22.12.83".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

162.2001


Artist information

James Gleeson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 84 (colour illus.), 85 (colour illus., detail). cat.no. 34