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Title

Halley's comet

1986

Artist

Sally Robinson

Australia, England

18 Apr 1952 –

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  • Details

    Date
    1986
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    screenprint on chalk coated Bristol board
    Edition
    9/40
    Dimensions
    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".

    Credit
    Purchased 1987
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    490.1987
    Copyright
    © Sally Robinson
    Artist information
    Sally Robinson

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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