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Colin Lanceley

New Zealand, Australia

06 Jan 1938 - 30 Jan 2015




Media category


Materials used

oil, mixed media on plywood


122.0 x 183.0 cm board; 125.9 x 186.6 x 4.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., red oil "COLIN/ LANCELEY/ 1961 62".
Signed upper c. verso on plywood, black oil "Colin Lanceley".
Dated u.r. verso on plywood, black oil "...1961-62".


Bequest of Lucy Swanton 1982


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Colin Lanceley

Works in the collection


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 13 publications


Christopher Allen, Art in Australia: from Colonization to Postmodernism, London, 1997, 167-168, 169 (illus.). 139

Gary Catalano, The years of hope: Australian art and criticism 1959-1968, 'A dog's breakfast', pg. 122-135, Melbourne, 1981. General information about the 'Subterannean/Annandale Imitation Realists', Colin Lanceley, Mike Brown, and Ross Crothall.

Deborah Edwards, Australian Collection Focus: Colin Lanceley The Dry Salvages 1963-64 and Gemini 1964, 'Colin Lanceley: junk start', pg. 7-8, Sydney, 2001, 7, 8 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Mosaic and figure', pg. 213-214, Sydney, 2000, 233 (colour illus.), 301.

Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Suburb', pg. 71-72, Glebe, 2000, 79 (colour illus.), 80 (colour illus., detail).

James Gleeson, Masterpieces of Australian painting, Melbourne, 1969, 220, 221 (colour illus.). plate no.95

Robert Hughes, Colin Lanceley, 'Introduction', pg. 7-17, Sydney, 1987, 9 (colour illus.). plate no. 3

Colin Lanceley, Art and Australia (Vol. 31, No. 4), 'Craven "A" - Surrealism and the Annandale Imitation Realists', pg. 481-489, Sydney, Winter 1994, 486, 488 (colour illus.).

Ewen McDonald, AGNSW Collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 70, 71 (colour illus.).

Ewen McDonald, AGNSW Collections, Sydney, 1994, 70, 71 (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian', pg. 13-35, Sydney, 1988, 32.

Barry Pearce and Haruo Arikawa, Two hundred years of Australian painting: nature, people and art in the southern continent, Tokyo, 1992, 22, 156 (colour illus.). 99

Lisa Slade and Rachael Kirsten, Enter Art, Sydney, 2000, sheet number 9 (colour illus.). Education kit produced by the NSW Dept of Education and Training as teaching resource for primary school teachers.