Brian Dunlop was born in Sydney and studied at the National Art School 1954-59. In 1962 he travelled in southern Europe, and from 1965-68 painted in Rome, Sykros, Majorca, Morocco and London. Dunlop studied etching under Earle Backen and Elizabeth Rooney at East Sydney Technical College after he returned to Australia in 1969. His first prints were of subjects from sketchbooks made while he was in Europe. He was living at Glebe in Sydney when he made 'At Pyrmont'. He saw a row of terrace houses being knocked down in front of a large woolstore building, drew the image directly onto the plate and printed it on his own press.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998
etching, aquatint dark brown ink on ivory wove cartridge paper
29.5 x 40.4 cm platemark; 34.0 x 44.7 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Dunlop". Not dated.
Not on display
© Estate of Brian Dunlop
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Everyday Life, prints, drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European Art:
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers:
Referenced in 3 publications
Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. 26
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 121 (colour illus.). cat.no. 102