- Media category
- Materials used
- screenprint on chalk coated Bristol board
- 100.3 x 60.1 cm image; 116.5 x 77.8 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "S. Robinson 86".
- Purchased 1987
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Sally Robinson
- Artist information
Works in the collection
One of my few city based landscapes, this print was created to celebrate the arrival in the southern hemisphere of Halley's Comet. Rather a disappointment in itself - dwarfed by the lights and activity of the city.
It was a different world in Sydney in 1986 - we were terrorism free and people took responsibility for their own actions. So it was possible for a friend who worked at the airport to arrange for me to lie down at the end of the runway to photograph the undercarraige of a jumbo jet as it screamed overhead.
Artist's statement, 2006
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers:
Referenced in 2 publications
Anne Ryan (Curator), Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.
Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 81
Other works by Sally Robinson
See all 8 works