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Collection

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Study for 'The prepared grove'
Year
1990
Media categories
Drawing, Collage
Materials used
charcoal, collage, pencil, squared with pencil on white wove paper
Dimensions

37.9 x 51.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 15.9.90".
Credit
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
187.2001
Location
Not on display
Further information

'... it was the idea of a grove, prepared for some sort of event, and a pathway leading you into what may happen', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

A study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 3' and is remarkably similar to the larger drawing and painting. This is typical of Gleeson's working method. From the start he has a very clear overall image, which he elaborates and enlarges, but rarely alters radically.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 94.

Bibliography (1)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 8 (illus., detail), 9, 94 (colour illus.). cat.no. 41

Exhibition history (2)

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

Themes and Variations: Australian drawings from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, 17 Oct 2008–30 Nov 2008