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Title

Hay Street, Haymarket


Artist

Kevin Connor

Australia

1932 -


About

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


Details


Other Title

Haymarket drawing


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1962


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

brush and black and red ink and wash


Dimensions

39.7 x 47.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., ink "Connor 62".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1980


Location

Not on display


Accession number

45.1980


Artist information

Kevin Connor

Works in the collection

264


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Expressive figuration, Sydney, 1996. cat.no. 1a

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 108 (colour illus.). cat.no. 102

Hendrik Kolenberg, Kevin Connor: The Haymarket drawings, Sydney, Jan 1990, (colour illus.). cat.no. 26