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Point to point (Evening blaze line)



Tim Storrier


13 Feb 1949 –

  • Details

    Other Title
    Point to point
    Media category
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    triptych: 174.0 x 1044.0 cm stretcher overall :

    a - left panel, 174 x 347 cm

    b - centre panel, 174 x 350 cm

    c - right panel, 174 x 347 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner right panel [part c], pencil ".../ Storrier/ 1989".

    Gift of the artist 2003
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Tim Storrier

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    Artist information
    Tim Storrier

    Works in the collection


  • About

    At just over nine metres long, the three-panel painting 'Point to point (Evening blaze line)' 1988-1990 is the largest of several works created by Storrier on the theme of fire.

    Whilst pursuing a formal interest in the notion of the horizon line, his dramatic depiction of a suspended rope, ablaze against an immense unpeopled landscape evokes at once a romantic vision of the Australian inland, the powerful symbolism of fire as elemental force and the human quest for meaning through ritual and imagination.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications

    • Edmund Capon., Blaze lines: recent paintings by Tim Storrier, 'Tim Storrier and blaze lines', London, 1990, 2 (illus.). Photograph of artist with work in studio before completion.

    • Deborah Hart, Tim Storrier: burning of the gifts, Collingwood, 1989, 18, 42 (colour illus.). colour plate no. 25; titled 'Point to point'; dated 1988/89

    • Catharine Lumby, Tim Storrier: the art of the outsider, St Leonards, 2000, 45, 51, 55 (illus.), 124-125 (colour illus.), 126 (colour illus.). colour plate no. 92; titled 'Point to point (Evening blaze line)'; dated 1989; photograph on pg. 55 and pg. 126 shows artist in Walsh Bay studio working on painting

    • Elwyn Lynn, The Weekend Australian, 'All aflame with a cavalcade of talent', pg 13 [Weekend section]., Sydney, 29 Jul 1989-30 Jul 1989, 13 [Weekend section]. Review of 1989 Australian Galleries exhibition.

    • Paul McGillick., The Australian financial review, 'Art: Tim Storrier, Australian Galleries', Sydney, 28 Jul 1989. Review of 1989 Australian Galleries exhibition.

    • Elizabeth Sarks, Tim Storrier - A Survey, New South Wales, 1993. cat.no. 22; titled 'Point to point'; dated 1988/89

    • Linda Van Nunen, Point to point: the art of Tim Storrier, Sydney, 1987, 77. Refers to the series of paintings depicting this theme.

Other works by Tim Storrier

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