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Title

Judo house part 5 (faith, hope and luck)

2013


Artist

Nigel Milsom

Australia

1975 -


About

'Judo house part 5 (faith, hope and luck)' 2013 was painted when Nigel Milsom relocated from Sydney to Newcastle, NSW, in 2013. Milsom had been bailed out by the barrister Charles Waterstreet following his arrest for armed robbery and was facing a likely prison term of six years. From these events transpired a personal series of abstracted images of industrial lights and architecture found in and around Milsom's hometown of Newcastle. In this work, a warm dawning sun casts a hard and soft edged silhouette of a skeletal steel structure loosely based on a bridge located between Sydney and Newcastle. The title 'faith, hope and luck’ is somewhat optimistic and reflects the artist's trust in fate during this troubled period in his life.


Details


Date

2013


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on linen


Dimensions

230.0 x 195.0 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. verso on stretcher bar, black fibre-tipped pen "NIGEL MILSOM ... 2013/ ...".


Credit

Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2015, with the generous assistance of Alenka Tindale, Peter Braithwaite, Anon, Chrissie & Richard Banks, Susan Hipgrave & Edward Waring, Abbey & Andrew McKinnon


Location

Not on display


Accession number

195.2015


Artist information

Nigel Milsom

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Ingrid Perex, ARTAND Australia, 'Nigel Milsom: fresh paint', pg. 98-103, Sydney, Aug 2013-Oct 2013, 102. general reference to the 'Faith, hope and luck' series

Look, ‘Member profile: Georgina Lynch', Sydney, Nov 2015, 10 (colour illus., detail). Georgina Lynch photographed in front of Milsom's 'Judo House part 5 (faith, hope and luck)'