There are relatively few images of bushfire in Australian art - the best known are Strutt's 'Black Thursday' (1864) and Fred Williams' bushfire drawings and gouaches. Angus Nivison's painting and this related work on paper are powerful and memorable contemporary equivalents.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2007
charcoal, pastel, synthetic polymer paint, scraping out on paper
21.3 x 19.9 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., "A N".
Gift of the artist 2007
Not on display
© Angus Nivison