(Australia 04 May 1937– )
115.6 x 111.7cm stretcher
"The painting 'Turn' was made in late '65. It was an attempt to have my cake (simplicity) and eat it too (complexity, content) or something. It has a connection obviously with the best American painting (P.P.A. [Post-painterly abstraction]) but not with the critical dogmas that surround that 'school'".
- letter from the artist to AGNSW, 1967
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001
Anthony Bond (England; Australia) (Commissioning Editor), Wayne Tunnicliffe (New Zealand; Australia) (Commissioning Editor), Contemporary: Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Collection, 2006, 56 (colour illus.).
'Dick Watkins: an artist's artist' by Carrie Lumby, pg. 136-138., Australian art collector Jan 2005-Mar 2005, Jan 2005-Mar 2005, 136 (colour illus.).
Ewen McDonald (Australia) (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, Sydney, 1994, 250, 251 (colour illus.).
'Color-form painting: Sydney 1965-70' by Terry Smith, pg. 6-17., Other voices: critical journal [vol. 1, no. 1] Jun 1970-Jul 1970, Jun 1970-Jul 1970, 11 (illus.). NOTE: image Couresty of Art Gallery of N.S.W.
Dick Watkins: paintings (1966), Central Street Gallery, 27 Sep 1966–22 Oct 1966.
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1966, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1967 -.