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Title

Ghost town

1955

Artist

Brett Whiteley

Australia, England

07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Hill End New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1955
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on hardboard
    Dimensions
    37.0 x 46.7 cm board
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated upper c. verso, brush and black ink "brett whiteley 1955".

    Credit
    Bequest of Beryl Whiteley 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    208.2012
    Copyright
    © Wendy Whiteley

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  • About

    'Ghost town' was inspired by the forrays of Russell Drysdale and Donald Friend to the abandoned gold mining towns of Hill End and Sofala in the 1940s, and in 1955 Whiteley made his own journey there, making studies of the rambling ruins and deserted streetscapes.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Hill End

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