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Title

New directions

2005

Artist

Helen Eager

Australia

27 Sep 1952 –

  • Details

    Date
    2005
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    oil pastel on ivory wove Arches paper
    Dimensions
    57.0 x 77.0 cms sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Christopher Hodges and Helen Eager 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    131.2014
    Copyright
    © Helen Eager

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    Artist information
    Helen Eager

    Works in the collection

    18

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  • About

    Helen Eager first began to use the triangle shape in 2004 and 2005 as a vehicle to express her vision of light and colour, drawing with oil pastels to work through the myriad possibilities of colour. She is interested in the relationships of shape and space both within a work and that arise between a work and its surroundings.

    A number of these drawings were shown in her 'New directions' exhibition at Depot Gallery, Sydney in late 2005, as part of large-scale multi-panel compositions; while others have been displayed individually.

    Eager's 'New directions' drawings of 2005 and painting 'VIF' 2010 also relate to her MCA commission 'Tango', a large-scale wall painting (2012) of bright orange equilateral triangles adjacent to the museum entrance staircase which she acknowledges as a tribute to works by Matisse and Mondrian in which 'colour and form dance together'.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • New directions, The Depot Gallery, Waterloo, 18 Oct 2005–29 Oct 2005

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Helen Eager

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