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Weaver Hawkins

United Kingdom, Australia

28 Aug 1893 - 13 Aug 1977


This work was a finalist in the 1947 Sulman Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1976.




Media category


Materials used

oil on hardboard


61.0 x 78.5 cm board; 69.0 x 86.2 x 3.6 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. corner, black oil "RAokin. 47".


Purchased 1976

Accession number


Sir John Sulman Prize

- 1947

Artist information

Weaver Hawkins

Works in the collection


Shown in 12 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 13 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales (Editor), Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 24 (illus.).

Christine Dixon and Terry Smith, Aspects of Australian figurative painting 1942-1962: dreams, fears and desires, Sydney, 1984, 36 (colour illus.).

Rod James, Nuclear (r)age: the bomb in Australian art, 'Nuclear (R)Age: the bomb in Australian art', pg. 4-16, Clayton, Jun 1993, 4, 5, 19 (colour illus.), 29. 29

Manly Art Gallery and Museum (Editor), Artists as social commentators and activists, Sydney, 2007, 7 (colour illus.), 30. no catalogue numbers

John Marsden, Prayer for the twenty-first century, Port Melbourne, 1997, (colour illus.). not paginated

John McDonald, Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, Canberra, 2000, 121 (colour illus.), 256. no catalogue numbers

Steven Miller and Eileen Chanin, The art and life of Weaver Hawkins, Sydney, 1995, (colour illus.). plate no. 19

Sam Neill, Celebrity choice: Sam Neill, Sydney, 1987, not paginated. no catalogue numbers

Ann Proudfoot (Curator), An expanded view: the Mary Turner Collection at Orange Regional Gallery, 'List of works', pg. 117-124, Orange, 2011, 119.

Ron Radford, Weaver Hawkins, 1893-1977 : memorial retrospective exhibition 1977-1979, Ballarat, 1977. 16; not paginated

S.H. Ervin Gallery, Weaver Hawkins 1893-1977, Sydney, 1995. 30; Collection AGNSW

Alan Sisley, Central Western Daily, 'Femme fatale doesn't paint a pretty picture', n.pag., Orange, 24 Sep 2011, n.pag. (colour illus.). Article relates to the exhibition 'An expanded vision: Mary Turner collection' held at Orange Regional Gallery in 2011.

Daniel Thomas, Project 11: Weaver Hawkins, 'Weaver Hawkins', Sydney, 1976, not paginated. 25, collection of the artist