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Title

Hillside, Rainbow Valley

2003

Artist

Judy Cassab

Australia, Austria, Hungary

15 Aug 1920 - 03 Nov 2015

  • Details

    Date
    2003
    Media categories
    Drawing , Watercolour
    Materials used
    charcoal, watercolour, gouache on white Arches paper
    Dimensions
    75.5 x 105.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., brown watercolour "Cassab/ 03".

    Credit
    Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2004
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    229.2004
    Copyright
    © Estate of Judy Cassab. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    The Gallery has two other works from the Rainbow Valley series in the collection, one a drawing, the other a watercolour, both of which were included in the Dobell Drawing Prize exhibitions in 1997 and 1999 respectively. 'Rainbow Valley' is in the Northern Territory near Alice Springs, and has been a rich source of inspiration for Cassab in her exploration of the dual themes of landscape and abstraction for a number of years. She first visited there in 1975 and has returned many times in subsequent years.

    She recalled her first impressions of the valley in her diary: "….. Voila! There was the magic I was missing. It’s a fragile place, so old that it would make the Greek ruins look young. The character of the rock is like nothing I have ever seen. We ate lunch in a cave where the rock ceiling looked like three waves of a Chinese scroll, meeting gracefully, reflecting the orange glow and the ivory sheen of the walls. Amazing. Enchanting".

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2015

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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