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Title

Halley's comet

1986


Artist

Sally Robinson

Australia, England

18 Apr 1952 -


About

One of my few city based landscapes, this print was created to celebrate the arrival in the southern hemisphere of Halley's Comet. Rather a disappointment in itself - dwarfed by the lights and activity of the city.

It was a different world in Sydney in 1986 - we were terrorism free and people took responsibility for their own actions. So it was possible for a friend who worked at the airport to arrange for me to lie down at the end of the runway to photograph the undercarraige of a jumbo jet as it screamed overhead.

Artist's statement, 2006

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006


Details


Date

1986


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint on chalk coated Bristol board


Edition

9/40


Dimensions

100.3 x 60.1 cm image; 116.5 x 77.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "S. Robinson 86".


Credit

Purchased 1987


Location

Not on display


Accession number

490.1987


Artist information

Sally Robinson

Works in the collection

8


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Anne Ryan (Curator), Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.

Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 81