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Title

Otway night

1994

Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 –

Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
Alternate image of Otway night by Jan Senbergs
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Victoria Australia
    Date
    1994
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    198.0 x 259.0 cm stretcher; 201 x 262.0 x 4.5cm framed
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner, grey oil "J. Senbergs '94".

    Credit
    Purchased with assistance from Ruth Komon 1994
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    594.1994
    Copyright
    © Jan Senbergs/Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Jan Senbergs

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  • About

    'Otway night' by Jan Senbergs depicts the landscape of Victoria's south coast where the artist has regularly spent time. It was in this area that the famous escaped convict William Buckley lived with the Wathaurong people of the Geelong area from 1803–35. Buckley was depicted by Kwat Kwat artist Tommy McRae with both European and Aboriginal attributes in a series of drawings made in the late nineteenth century.

    Senbergs has used this image in the centre of his painting, surrounded by a poetic evocation of the night-time landscape. On the left, the artist represents the sweeping coastline near Airey's Inlet and a view of Lorne under moonlight; on the right, Angahook Creek and the marshy flat of the Inlet. At the top of the composition is Senberg's homage to Arthur Boyd, with two lovers copulating in the bush.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Victoria

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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