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Songs of a summer night (Lynne's garden)



Colin Lanceley

New Zealand, Australia

06 Jan 1938 - 30 Jan 2015


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia



Media category


Materials used

oil, wood on canvas


165.0 x 222.0 x 19.0cm [depth of frame/stretcher 6.5 cm; depth of objects 12.5 cm; total depth 19.0cm]

Signature & date

Signed l.r., grey oil "L".
Signed and dated c. verso on stretcher cross-bar, black fibre-tipped pen "Colin Lanceley ... 1985".


Purchased 1985


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Colin Lanceley

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 13 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Sydney, 1986. 124

Joan Chambers, Art of the land, Brookvale, 2002, 60 (colour illus.). Children's activities book

Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Mosaic and figure', pg. 213-214, Sydney, 2000, 234 (colour illus.), 301.

Sandra Jane and Max Darby, Art is ... making, creating and appreciating, 'Mixed media', pg. 96-97, Milton, 1998, 97 (colour illus.).

Elwyn Lynn (Editor), Art and Australia (Vol. 23, No. 2), Sydney, Summer 1985, 171 (colour illus.). exhibition commentary

Terence Maloon, The Sixth Biennale of Sydney: Origins Originality and Beyond, 'Colin Lanceley', Sydney, 1986, 168, 169 (colour illus.).

Alan McCulloch and Susan McCulloch, The Encyclopedia of Australian Art, St Leonards, 1994, 652 (colour illus.).

John McDonald.,, 'Artist Colin Lanceley: 1938-2015', Sydney, 30 Jan 2015, n.pag.. viewed 30.01.2015,

John McDonald, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'Colin Lanceley', pg. 220-231, Sydney, 2000, 228 (colour illus.), 229 (colour illus., detail), 230.

Arianne Rourke, Viewpoints: visual arts case studies, 'Australian Landscape Painting', pg. 25-37, Port Melbourne, 1998, 35 (colour illus.). 4.7

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Sydney, Oct 2004, 41 (colour illus.).

Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 1995, 170 (colour illus.).

Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 2002, 173 (colour illus.).