Study for 'Checkpoint'
21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008
'Clouds behaving like creatures! I wanted the clouds to look alive with some sort of animal life', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.
A study for tentacles similar to those in the sky of this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 2'. They can also be compared to the tentacles in the monumental painting 'Preparations at Patmos' 1983 and its study (see Lou Klepac, 'James Gleeson, landscape out of nature', Beagle Prees, Sydney, 1987, plate 2, 3).
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 111.
charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
37.9 x 50.8 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated lower c., charcoal "Gleeson 2.4.95".
Gift of the artist 2001
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003
Referenced in 1 publication
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 110 (colour illus.), 111. cat.no. 51