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An image of The journey by Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan

(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992)

The journey
Other titles:
The journey (Silk Road cat no 39)
Media category
Materials used
acrylic enamel spray on canvas

152.8 x 122.0 cm stretcher

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown acrylic "nolan". Not dated.
Gift of Bond Street City Freeholds 1989
Accession number
© The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library
Not on display
Bibliography (9)

Barry Pearce, Frances Lindsay, Lou Klepac and Edmund Capon, Sidney Nolan, 'Late works 1981-88', pg. 214-227, Sydney, 2007, 60-61, 214- 215, 239, 251. NOTE: General reference. This painting was not included in the AGNSW retrospective.

T.G. Rosenthal, Sidney Nolan, London, 2002, 295. NOTE: General reference.

Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sir Sidney Nolan, Sydney, 1988. NOTE: There are four paintings from the 'Silk Route' series titled 'The journey' included in the exhibition. These are 47 - 50. They all have the same dimensions. None of the paintings are reproduced. Catalogue states all paintings were produced during 1986.

Brian Adams, Sidney Nolan: such is life, Melbourne, 1987, 254. NOTE: General reference.

The Silk Road: An exhibition of new paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan, Hong Kong, 1987. not paginated; no catalogue list

David Dolan., Silk Route, 'Silken surprises', Canberra, 1987. 39; titled 'The journey'; not paginated

Mark Baker., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Nolan walks a silken road to eternity', Sydney, 08 Oct 1983, page unknown. NOTE: General reference.

Susanna Short., The Age, 'Nolan finds serenity in barbarian desert art', Melbourne, 19 Sep 1983, page unknown. NOTE: General reference.

Sandra McGrath., The Weekend Australian, 'Nolan's love affair with China', Surry Hills, 07 Mar 1981-08 Mar 1981. NOTE: General reference.

Exhibition history (4)

Recent work: Sidney Nolan [1986], The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 16 Oct 1986–08 Nov 1986

The Silk Road: An exhibition of new paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan [1987], The Rotunda, Jan 1987–Jan 1987

Silk Route [1988], Nolan Gallery, Australia, 15 Jul 1987–20 Sep 1987

Sir Sidney Nolan [1988], Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, East Sydney, 05 Jan 1988–04 Feb 1988

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