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An image of Study for 'Games in a bad-weather crèche' by James Gleeson

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Study for 'Games in a bad-weather crèche'
Other titles:
Study for 'Games in a bad-weather creche'
Year
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
Accession number
162.2001
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Location
Not on display
Further information

'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 It's one of the richest paintings I've done', Gleeson quoted in Renée Free's unpublished catalogue of James Gleeson's work.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.

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003