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Simon helps carry the cross, from the portfolio The stations



Brent Harris

New Zealand, Australia

04 Oct 1956 –

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    aquatint, black ink on ivory wove paper
    Bon à Tirer proof
    30.9 x 23.0 cm platemark; 56.1 x 37.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "B H . 89".

    Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2005
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Brent Harris

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  • About

    Brent Harris was born in New Zealand and has lived in Australia since 1981. A painter and printmaker, he has developed a distinctive personal visual language concerned with abstraction, and has been influenced by Colin McCahon and Barnett Newman among others.

    Painting and printmaking are interconnected in Harris' work. He made his first prints in the late 1980s with master printer John Loane (Viridian Press). 'The stations' were exhibited in 2004 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. They were part of an installation of works using Christian themes and iconographies, which '… emerged out of the conviction that Western religious art has etched into our psyches an incomparably powerful iconography for dealing with the central issues of human life.' (Steven Miller, 'The Face, Brent Harris,' Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004).

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Brent Harris

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