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An image of Canto drawing by Sydney Ball

Sydney Ball

(Australia 29 Oct 1933 – )

Canto drawing
Place of origin
AdelaideSouth AustraliaAustralia
Media categories
Drawing, Print
Materials used
brush and black ink, coloured crayon, charcoal, on lithograph printed in black ink, on ivory wove paper

46.2 x 56.0 cm image; 52.5 x 75.8 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "SYDNEY BALL '66".
Gift of the artist 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
© Sydney Ball. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.
Not on display
Further information

Syd Ball was born in Adelaide, and has exhibited his work in Australia and internationally for almost 50 years and in Sydney since his first solo exhibition at Watters Gallery in 1966. He was Senior Lecturer in Art at the City Art Institute (now COFA) from 1974-88, and currently lives at works at Glenorie on Sydney’s outskirts.

Ball studied printmaking in Adelaide and America, and it has been a recurring feature of his work, influencing and being influenced in turn by his painting.

Bibliography (4)

Janine Burke., Sydney Ball survey 1965-1975, 'The paintings of Sydney Ball', Newcastle, 1975. General reference.

Anne Loxley, Sydney Ball: the colour paintings 1963-2007, 'Sydney interview, pg. 13-15, Penrith, 2008. General reference.

Victoria Lynn, Sydney Ball - Prints: Cantos + Stains, Sydney, 2008. General reference.

Victoria Lynn, Sydney Ball: a jubilant light, 'Introduction', pg. 4-6, Wollongong, 1989. General reference.