synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
189.0 x 136.0 cm board; 197.7 x 145.5 x 7.3 cm frame :
0 - Whole; 189 x 136 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.l. corner, black synthetic polymer paint "Upward 61".
Visual Arts Board Australia Council Contemporary Art Purchase Grant 1975
© Courtesy Julie Harris
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Project 13 - The calligraphic image (1976), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Apr 1976–23 May 1976
East of the Sun (1997), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 01 Jun 1996–17 Nov 1996
Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart (2002), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 12 Jan 2002–24 Feb 2002
Ink: Whiteley and others (2006), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 29 Apr 2006–20 Aug 2006
Frozen gestures: the art and philosophy of Peter Upward, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains, 20 Oct 2007–02 Dec 2007
Beyond Words: Calligraphic Traditions of Asia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Aug 2016–30 Apr 2017
Referenced in 9 publications
Christine France, Art and Australia (Vol. 29, No. 4), 'Abstraction in Victoria Street', pg.468-476, Sydney, Winter 1992, 470 (illus.).
Sasha Grishin, Australian art: a history, 'John Olsen and the anxious image', pg. 386-397, Carlton, 2013, 392, 393 (colour illus.), 551, 569. plate no. 37.6
Jackie Menzies, Project 13: the calligraphic image, 'The calligraphic image', pg. 1-2, Sydney, 1976, 2, 3. cat.no. 11
Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart selections, Sydney, 2002. NOTE: no catalogue numbers; Jeffrey Smart selection.
Barry Pearce, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian', pg. 13-35, Sydney, 1988, 32.
Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Landscape and gesture', pg. 239-240, Sydney, 2000, 248 (colour illus.), 302.
Penelope Upward, Art Monthly Australia, 'Masters of the dancing brush: Peter Upward 1932-1983', pg. 27-28, Acton, Mar 2008, 27 (illus.). artist photographed in his studio with 'New reality'
East of the Sun, Sydney, 1997. List of works
INK: Whiteley and Others, Sydney, 2006. List of works