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An image of Hay Street, Haymarket by Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor

(Australia 1932 – )

Hay Street, Haymarket
Other titles:
Haymarket drawing
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
brush and black and red ink and wash

39.7 x 47.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., ink "Connor 62".
Gift of the artist 1980
Accession number
© Kevin Connor
Not on display
Further information

For Kevin Connor, the act of drawing demands close observation and the articulation of images that are already a part of his subconscious or memory. Most of his drawings are for private use, with few intended for exhibition or sale, and his favoured medium is pen or brush and ink. Kevin Connor was first attracted to the Haymarket, a run-down area of Sydney from the early 1960s, inspired by its down-at-heel characters, its industry and old memories, and has returned to it as subject over many years. His urban vision is tempered by the human concerns that are central to all of his work. The Gallery has over one hundred Connor drawings, including a large number from the Haymarket series.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Bibliography (3)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Expressive figuration, Sydney, 1996. 1a

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 108 (colour illus.). 102

Hendrik Kolenberg, Kevin Connor: The Haymarket drawings, Roseville, Jan 1990, (colour illus.). 26

Exhibition history (3)

Kevin Connor: paintings and drawings 1947-88:

Everyday Life, prints, drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European Art:

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998