(Australia 1929 – )
22.0 x 37.8 cm platemark; 40.9 x 54.3 cm sheet
Elizabeth Rooney's prints often express her strong views on urban and rural conservation issues. The development of Sydney is a recurring theme in her work, as is 'revisiting' a site to show the changes wrought upon it over a period of time. Subsequent states of an image, through re-working the etching plate, is also a common feature of her prints, which reveal further changes in her subjects; Rooney has documented the changing cityscapes of Sydney and Newcastle over the last thirty years, leaving a poignant and often humorous record of lost or threatened landmarks.
Australian Art Department, AGSNW, 2000
Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Metropolis', pg. 13-70, Glebe, 2000, 65 (illus.).
Peter Emmett, Metropolis, Glebe, 1999, [illus.]. Exhibition guide, brochure format.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 120 (illus.). cat.no. 101
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian Prints from the Collection 139 of the best', pg. 26-27, Heidelberg, Nov 1998, 27 (illus.).
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999
Metropolis, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 18 Dec 1999–02 Apr 2000