Study for 'The prepared grove'
21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008
'... 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.
charcoal, collage, pencil, squared with pencil on white wove paper
37.9 x 51.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 15.9.90".
Gift of the artist 2001
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 1 publication
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 8 (illus., detail), 9, 94 (colour illus.). cat.no. 41