- 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
Works in the collection
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.
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.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1997), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1997–11 May 1997
Roy Jackson: retrospective 1963-2013, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, 27 Sep 2013–03 Nov 2013
Roy Jackson at the Yellow House, Yellow House, Potts Point, 25 Mar 2015–12 Apr 2015
Referenced in 2 publications