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Gilgai Gibber Plains



Roy Jackson

Australia, England

1944 – 06 Jul 2013

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Gilgai Gibber Plains
    Media category
    Materials used
    acrylic and oil stick on canvas
    239.8 x 241.1 x 5.5 cm stretcher overall :

    a - left panel, 239.8 x 119.8 x 5.5 cm, stretcher

    b - right panel, 239.8 x 120.3 x 5.5 cm, stretcher

    Signature & date

    Signed lower c. verso on canvas [part a], black oil stick? "ROY. JACKSON./ .../ .../ ...". Dated u.r. verso on canvas [part a], black oil stick? ".../ 1994".
    Signed l.r. verso on canvas [part b], black oil stick? "ROY. JACKSON/ .../ .../ ...". Dated upper c. verso on canvas [part b], black oil stick? ".../ 1994".

    Donated 2015 by the estate of Roy Jackson
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Wynne Prize
    - 1997
    Artist information
    Roy Jackson

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Gilgai Gibber Plains was a finalist in the Wynne Prize in 1997. The following notebook entry by Jackson was provided to the Gallery at the time.
    [notebook entry]
    My paintings are a celebration of PLACE and being in the landscape. The Figure moves into the land. Existence is in everything…
    There is no differentiated observer.
    The vast GIBBER PLAINS in Central Australia are typically considered as arid, desertlike, stony-wasteland where nothing lives.
    The GILGAI are small depressions scattered across the plains where tiny plants survive. They are miniature gardens amongst the glittering quartzite stones and can only be seen by walking in the desert and being part of the land.

    Jackson’s work encompasses a range of materials and media, including painting, drawing, and collage. While it is abstract, traces of figuration can also be seen in much of his work, including Gilgai Gibber Plains, where humanoid faces are interspersed with the gilgai, making man part of the landscape.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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