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Sally Robinson

(Australia, England 18 Apr 1952 – )

Title
Halley's comet
Year
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
Accession number
490.1987
Copyright
© Sally Robinson
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (2)

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

Exhibition history (2)

Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990

Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers: