Fred Williams stayed on Flinders Island in the Bass Strait for a fortnight in January 1974 and produced a number of gouaches recording his impressions of the island. Of the two strips in this gouache, the coastline is visible at the top, while the second shows the view looking inland towards the swamp.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005
gouache on ivory Arches paper
55.9 x 77.9 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r. in image, pen and black ink "Fred Williams.". Not dated.
Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
Not on display
© Estate of Fred Williams
Shown in 1 exhibition
Australian Collection Focus: Fred Williams gouaches, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Mar 2005–01 May 2005
Referenced in 1 publication
James Mollison, A singular vision: the art of Fred Williams, Canberra, 1989, 166-167. The gouache 'Ti-tree swamp' is related to the painting 'Ti-tree swamp, Flinders Island' 1974-75, reproduced here in colour.