Death in the dump
04 Jan 1916 - 30 Jul 1992
Joyce Allen was born in Brisbane, and first encountered linocuts while at school in the 1930s. In the early 1950s she met Thea Proctor, and through her friend, printmaker Isobel Irvine met Joy Ewart. She studied etching with Ewart and Elizabeth Rooney at the Workshop Art Centre, Willoughby, Sydney 1960-62. She exhibited with the Society of Artists and Australian Watercolour Institute in the late 1950s, and with the Sydney Printmakers group and in Australian Print Council exhibitions in the 1960s. In 1970 she moved to Bowral, NSW, where she continued to work, largely in isolation from other artists.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998
linocut, printed in black ink on ivory Japanese mulberry paper
41.2 x 48.2 cm blockmark;53.2 x 59.6 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Joyce Allen 89".
Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 1992
Not on display
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Joyce Allen, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 09 Jun 1992–04 Jul 1992
Everyday Life, prints, drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European Art:
Contemporary Australian prints from the collection (2004), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2004–06 Jun 2004
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers:
Referenced in 4 publications
Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.
Anne Ryan, Contemporary Australian prints from the collection, Sydney, 2004. cat.no. 1
Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. 3
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 137 (illus.). cat.no. 116