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Title

Balmain

1975


Artist

Tom Carment

Australia

01 Sep 1954 -


About

Tom Carment came to prominence as a painter of Sydney's harbour life and industrial areas in the mid-1970s. For his first solo exhibition in July- August 1976, Carment converted a warehouse next door to his studio in East Balmain into a gallery space. At the time, he explained: 'These pictures were created in a workmanlike environment, and I want to show them in this area, from which they are derived' [1]. One such picture was 'Balmain'; in it, Carment has depicted the old White Bay Power Station peering over a wonky road lined with worker's cottages and telegraph poles with dangly power lines. Also included in Carment’s warehouse exhibition was his painting 'Night road', which was acquired by the AGNSW earlier that year and lent back to the artist for his debut show.

1. Tom Carment quoted in Robert Gray, 'Down among the smokestacks' in SMH, 16 Jul 1976, p 7


Details


Date

1975


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

139.0 x 124.0 x 4.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, pencil "T.C. '75".
Signed and dated u.r. verso on canvas, black charcoal ".../ Tom Carment '75".


Credit

Anonymous gift 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

566.2018


Artist information

Tom Carment

Works in the collection

25


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history