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
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
Not on display
© Kevin Connor
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
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