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Title

Prototypes

2017-2018

Artist

Helen Eager

Australia

27 Sep 1952 –

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    2017-2018
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    colour pencil on 35 sheets of paper
    Dimensions
    119.0 x 206.5 cm overall :

    1 - drawing 1, 14.8 x 21 cm

    1 - drawing 1, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    2 - drawing 2, 14.8 x 21 cm

    2 - drawing 2, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    3 - drawing 3, 14.8 x 21 cm

    3 - drawing 3, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    4 - drawing 4, 14.8 x 21 cm

    4 - drawing 4, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    5 - drawing 5, 14.8 x 21 cm

    5 - drawing 5, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    6 - drawing 6, 14.8 x 21 cm

    6 - drawing 6, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    7 - drawing 7, 14.8 x 21 cm

    7 - drawing 7, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    8 - drawing 8, 14.8 x 21 cm

    8 - drawing 8, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    9 - drawing 9, 14.8 x 21 cm

    9 - drawing 9, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    10 - drawing 10, 14.8 x 21 cm

    10 - drawing 10, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    11 - drawing 11, 14.8 x 21 cm

    11 - drawing 11, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    12 - drawing 12, 14.8 x 21 cm

    12 - drawing 12, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    13 - drawing 13, 14.8 x 21 cm

    13 - drawing 13, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    14 - drawing 14, 14.8 x 21 cm

    14 - drawing 14, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    15 - drawing 15, 14.8 x 21 cm

    15 - drawing 15, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    16 - drawing 16, 14.8 x 21 cm

    16 - drawing 16, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    17 - drawing 17, 14.8 x 21 cm

    17 - drawing 17, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    18 - drawing 18, 14.8 x 21 cm

    18 - drawing 18, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    19 - drawing 19, 14.8 x 21 cm

    19 - drawing 19, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    20 - drawing 20, 14.8 x 21 cm

    20 - drawing 20, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    21 - drawing 21, 148 x 210 cm

    21 - drawing 21, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    22 - drawing 22, 14.8 x 21 cm

    22 - drawing 22, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    23 - drawing 23, 14.8 x 21 cm

    23 - drawing 23, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    24 - drawing 24, 14.8 x 21 cm

    24 - drawing 24, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    25 - drawing 25, 14.8 x 21 cm

    25 - drawing 25, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    26 - drawing 26, 14.8 x 21 cm

    26 - drawing 26, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    27 - drawing 27, 14.8 x 21 cm

    27 - drawing 27, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    28 - drawing 28, 14.8 x 21 cm

    28 - drawing 28, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    29 - drawing 29, 14.8 x 21 cm

    29 - drawing 29, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    30 - drawing 30, 14.8 x 21 cm

    30 - drawing 30, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    31 - drawing 31, 14.8 x 21 cm

    31 - drawing 31, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    32 - drawing 32, 14.8 x 21 cm

    32 - drawing 32, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    33 - drawing 33, 14.8 x 21 cm

    33 - drawing 33, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    34 - drawing 34, 14.8 x 21 cm

    34 - drawing 34, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    35 - drawing 35, 14.8 x 21 cm

    35 - drawing 35, 23.8 x 29.5 cm

    Credit
    Gil and Shay Docking Drawing Fund 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    2.2022.1-35
    Copyright
    © Helen Eager
    Artist information
    Helen Eager

    Works in the collection

    19

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  • About

    Since the 1970s Helen Eager’s work has revealed an ongoing preoccupation with colour, light and scale characterised by simplified geometric forms and a subtle touch in paintings, drawings and prints. Her recent dynamic compositions of endless variation and infinite complexity focus on the triangle as a vehicle for formal exploration. Drawing in particular is a key and generative part of her practice. In her words, drawing is:
    The Essence.

    Sketches......
    The way to get free thought going.
    Playful, thoughtful, inventive, intuitive....
    Ideas feed off each other.
    Invent. Oppose, Struggle, Sequential.
    A development that guides...

    These drawings.
    The beginnings and the end.
    Exploration, colour, shape, tension......Forms and triangles.
    The same construct over and over and over.
    Refining.
    Honing.

    The Essence.

    These drawings.
    Directly relate to paintings.
    As a starting point.
    Shapes. Relationships. Composition. Colours.

    These drawings.
    Necessary to order the mind.
    Firming the trajectory for painting.

    These drawings.
    Like viewing stars in the night sky.
    Our minds try to make sense of randomness
    To find patterns and shapes...

    These drawings.
    All arranged together
    Something greater than the individual parts.

    - Helen Eager 2018

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

Other works by Helen Eager

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