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Title

Kitchen at Smacka's , from the series Kitchen at Smacka's

1995

Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Australia
    Date
    1995
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    black pastel
    Dimensions
    153.5 x 116.0 cm sheet; 153.5 x 232.0 cm diptych overall; 153.5 x 464.0 cm quartet overall; single frame dimension 165.5 x 126.0 x 5.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    504.1996.2
    Copyright
    © Jan Senbergs. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Drawing has been central to Senbergs’ practice since the late 1970s. Kitchen at Smacka’s is a panoramic view of the artist’s studio, a cavernous space in inner Melbourne which had previously been occupied by a nightclub prominent on Melbourne’s jazz scene, named after its owner, Smacka Fitzgibbon. In the first two sheets of the four part drawing, the semi-circular dance floor can be seen, which Senbergs has retained; in the fourth sheet is the old bar.

    Senbergs only submitted the third and fourth sheets of this quartet of drawings to the Dobell Prize in 1995. After they won and were thus acquired for the AGNSW collection, the artist gifted the first and second sheets of the quartet to the gallery.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Australia

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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