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Title

King Street Sydney, 1890-1980

1980-1981

Artist

Elizabeth Rooney

Australia

1929 - 02 Mar 2016

  • Details

    Date
    1980-1981
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, printed in black ink with plate tone on white wove paper
    Edition
    artist's proof 1
    Dimensions
    21.9 x 37.6 cm platemark; 41.0 x 54.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. in pencil 'Elizabeth Rooney 1980-81'

    Credit
    Gift of Akky van Ogtrop and the 5th International Works on Paper Fair 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    511.1995
    Copyright
    © Estate of Elizabeth Rooney

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  • About

    Elizabeth Rooney's prints often express her strong views on urban and rural conservation issues. The development of Sydney is a recurring theme in her work, as is 'revisiting' a site to show the changes wrought upon it over a period of time. Subsequent states of an image, through re-working the etching plate, is also a common feature of her prints, which reveal further changes in her subjects; Rooney has documented the changing cityscapes of Sydney and Newcastle over the last thirty years, leaving a poignant and often humorous record of lost or threatened landmarks.

    Australian Art Department, AGSNW, 2000

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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