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Title

King Street Sydney, 1890-1980


Artist

Elizabeth Rooney

Australia

1929 -


About

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


Details


Date

1980-1981


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, printed in black ink with plate tone on white wove paper


Edition

artist's proof 1


Dimensions

22.0 x 37.8 cm platemark; 40.9 x 54.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Elizabeth Rooney 1980-81".


Credit

Gift of Akky van Ogtrop and the 5th International Works on Paper Fair 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

511.1995


Artist information

Elizabeth Rooney

Works in the collection

11


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Peter Emmett, Metropolis, Glebe, 1999, [illus.]. Exhibition guide, brochure format.

Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Metropolis', pg. 13-70, Glebe, 2000, 65 (illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian Prints from the Collection 139 of the best', pg. 26-27, Heidelberg, Nov 1998, 27 (illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 120 (illus.). cat.no. 101