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Title

Big Mower, Beerwah, Queensland

2003

Artist

Noel Mckenna

Australia

05 Aug 1956 –

  • Details

    Date
    2003
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, drypoint, aquatint, printed in black ink on white wove paper
    Edition
    5/10
    Dimensions
    29.6 x 39.9 cm platemark; 46.8 x 58.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "N. McKenna 03".

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2013
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    207.2013
    Copyright
    © Noel McKenna/Copyright Agency

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    Noel Mckenna

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Noel McKenna was born in Brisbane and studied at the Brisbane College of Art from 1976-78, before moving to Sydney in 1981 to undergo further studies at the Alexander Mackie College. He remained in Sydney, forging a career over three decades.

    He has made prints with a number of workshops, including Griffith University (Qld), Alexander Mackie College/ COFA; Tamarind Print Workshop (Sydney), Duck Print Workshop (Port Kembla) and Cicada Press (Sydney), as well as printing and editioning himself.

    McKenna's subjects - which include animals, domestic life, suburban scenes and narratives - are drawn from everyday life, observations made as the artist walks and cycles through sub/urban and regional landscapes, and found images/publications.

    He frequently relies on photographs, including those he has taken as well as found; the work has a 'naive' quality but its overall conceptual and compositional complexity challenges any suggestion it lacks artistic or visual sophistication. His imagery is charged with poetry and pathos, and an essential humanity. McKenna rarely seeks to analyse or explain his work beyond the barest description of its content - this is left to the viewer.

  • Exhibition history

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