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Title

Interior

1996


Artist

Peter Bonner

Australia, United States of America

1964 -


About

This was the first in a body of work based on views of the artist’s studio at the time, an old stable in Fitzroy, Melbourne. ‘I have spent the last few years looking at the immediate environment in which I live, both interior scenes and inner city spaces …’ (Peter Bonner, 1997). 'Interior' reveals Bonner’s pared-down approach to drawing, in which changes that result from erasing and refining charcoal lines leave ghostly traces on the paper, all contributing to the final image.

This work won the Dobell Prize for Drawing in 1997 and was acquired by the Gallery in 1997.


Details


Place where the work was made

Fitzroy Melbourne Victoria Australia


Date

1996


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

charcoal on thick white wove paper


Dimensions

107.0 x 107.0 cm sheet; 123.0 x 122.0 x 4.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. verso, compressed charcoal "PETER BONNER/ INTERIOR '96".


Credit

Gift of the Trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

222.1997


Dobell Prize for Drawing (discontinued)

Winner - 1997


Artist information

Peter Bonner

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Fitzroy

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 9 publications

Bibliography


Sonia Barron, The Canberra Times, 'Balancing the old and the new’, pg. 3, Canberra, 06 Aug 1997, 3.

Jackie Blondell, Accountancy Magazine, ‘Not many people know him’, pg. 54, Sydney, 01 Feb 1998, 54.

Louise Evans, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Beginner's luck', pg. 13, Sydney, 05 Apr 1997, 13 (illus.). Spectrum Arts supplement

Hendrik Kolenberg, Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing, ‘Introduction’, pg. 6-14, Sydney, 2012, 9, 28, 29 (illus.), 60.

Hendrik Kolenberg, The Dobell Prize for Drawing: 1993-2004, ‘Introduction: the first ten years’, pg. 8-9, Sydney, 2004, 5 (illus., detail), 24, 25 (illus.), 50, 52.

Robert Nelson, The Age, ‘Left feeling a little drawn’, pg. 7, Melbourne, 28 May 1997, 7 (illus.).

Malcolm Schmidtke (Editor), The Weekend Australian, Sydney, 22 Mar 1997-23 Mar 1997, 5. headline unknown; article by Susan Horsburgh

Nicola Webber, Herald Sun, ‘Art win eases painter’s pain’, pg. 9, Melbourne, 22 Mar 1997, 9.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Courier Mail, ‘Eyes have it for Archibald winner subject will never see’, pg. 3, Brisbane, 22 Mar 1997, 3. author unknown