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Title

Balmain

1975

Artist

Tom Carment

Australia

01 Sep 1954 –

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  • 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
    Copyright
    © Tom Carment
    Artist information
    Tom Carment

    Works in the collection

    25

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

Other works by Tom Carment

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