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An image of Atomic power by Weaver Hawkins

Weaver Hawkins

(United Kingdom, Australia 28 Aug 1893 – 13 Aug 1977)

Atomic power
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
© Estate of HF Weaver Hawkins
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (13)

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, Roseville, 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

Exhibition history (11)

Project 11 - Weaver Hawkins (1976), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 07 Feb 1976–14 Mar 1976

Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977): memorial retrospective exhibition:

Aspects of Australian Figurative Painting 1942-1962: Dreams, Fears and Desires (The 5th Biennale of Sydney), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 11 Apr 1984–17 Jun 1984

Celebrity Choice - Sam Neill, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Jan 1987–08 Feb 1987

The Bomb, Monash University Gallery, Clayton, 13 Jul 1993–21 Aug 1993

Weaver Hawkins retrospective:

Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 08 Dec 2000–11 Feb 2001

Artists as Social Commentators and Activists 1946-2006:

Modern Times:

An expanded vision: Mary Turner collection, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia, 27 Aug 2011–30 Oct 2011

Home front: wartime Sydney 1939–45, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 31 Mar 2012–09 Sep 2012