The green mountain (Fiji)
07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992
Place where the work was made
oil, collage on cardboard
137.0 x 122.0 cm board :
0 - Whole; 140.1 x 125 x 8 cm; perpsex case which encloses artwork whilst in storage
Gift of Patrick White 1979
Not on display
© Wendy Whiteley
Shown in 14 exhibitions
Brett Whiteley (1970), Bonython Art Gallery [Sydney], Paddington, Jun 1970–Jul 1970
Three years on: acquisitions 1978-81, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Oct 1981–01 Dec 1981
Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara series from the collection of CRA Limited, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 04 Oct 1985–06 Nov 1985
Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994
Brett Whiteley Art & Life (1995-1996):
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 16 Sep 1995–19 Nov 1995
- Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin 13 Dec 1995–28 Jan 1996
- Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth 22 Feb 1996–08 Apr 1996
- Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 09 May 1996–16 Jun 1996
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 02 Jul 1996–26 Aug 1996
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart 18 Sep 1996–17 Nov 1996
Tangier to Byron Bay: Brett Whiteley's travels 1960-1992 (1999), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 06 Feb 1999–29 Aug 1999
Brett Whiteley - the genius (1999-2000), Moree Plains Gallery, Moree, 27 Nov 1999–28 Jan 2000
Whiteley with words (2000), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 08 Apr 2000–16 Jul 2000
Animals and Birds, The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 15 Jun 2002–06 Oct 2002
Whiteley & Rees: more affinities (2006), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 03 Dec 2005–10 Apr 2006
Iconic Whiteley (2009-2010), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 12 Sep 2009–22 Aug 2010
Australian modern masterpieces from the Art Gallery of New South Wales:
Australian Artists in Bali: 1930s to Now, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, 20 Sep 2015–29 Nov 2015
Brett Whiteley: Other Places (somewhere else), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 11 Dec 2015–08 May 2016
Referenced in 19 publications
Sarah Engledow., White, Whiteley: the portrait of Patrick White by Brett Whiteley, ‘White Whiteley’, Canberra, May 2010. viewed 01.02.2013, http://www.portrait.gov.au/site/exhibition_subsite_whitewhiteley.php
Janet Hawley, Encounters with Australian Artists: The Award-Winning Interviews, 'Brett Whiteley', pg. 33-52, Queensland, 1993, 44 (colour illus.).
Janet Hawley, Australian Artists, Australian Birds, 'Legend, Landscape and the Modern Painter', pg. 101-151. (Part III)., North Ryde, 1989, 144 (colour illus.). plate no. 125
Bruce James, Whiteley with words, 'Whiteley with words', pg.2-4, Sydney, 2000, 8.
Rodney James, Australian artists in Bali: 1930s to now, 'The first and second wave 1930-1990', pg. 8-38, Langwarrin, 2015, 19, 37 (colour illus.), 66.
Sandra McGrath, Brett Whiteley, 'America: The Shattered Dream', pg. 85-97, Kensington, 1979, 94, 95 (colour illus.). An abstract titled 'Fiji: The Romantic Dream' appears on pg. 94, work titled 'The most beautiful mountain' and dated 1969.
Barry Pearce, Tangier to Byron Bay, 'Tangier to Byron Bay - Brett Whiteley's travels 1960-1992', pg. 2-3, Sydney, 1999, cover (colour illus.), 4. cat.no. 5
Barry Pearce, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Australian Art', pg. 5-26, Sydney, 1981, 7, 24 (illus.). cat.no. 44
David Shteinman, Philosopher, 'Tribute to a Dionysian Free Spirit. The Brett Whiteley Retrospective', pg. 9-13, Cammeray, (1995-1996), 9-13.
Jill Sykes, Look, 'Australian moderns: rare uniting of two collections', pg. 26, Sydney, Dec 2011-Jan 2012, 26 (colour illus.).
Judith White, Look, 'The world for a canvas', pg. 14-15, Heidelberg, Feb 1999, 15 (colour illus.).
Australian artists in Bali: 1930s to now, Langwarrin, 2015, 37 (colour illus.), 66.
Look, Sydney, Jun 2007, 43 (colour illus.).
Whiteley & Rees: More affinities, Sydney, 2005, (illus.). List of works
Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'White and the Sydney Art World: 2', pg. 84-93, Carlton, 2002, 92, 155.
Brett Whiteley Art & Life, London, 1995, 141 (colour illus.), 231. plate no. 83
Artistic insights: Australian artists and their diverse use of themes, 'What makes an artist create artworks?', appearing in the chapter titled 'A guide to understanding art', pg. 3-15, Marrickville, 1993, 4 (colour illus.), 4-5.
Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 49 (colour illus.). cat.no. 30
Exhibitions events - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Feb 1999-Mar 1999, 16 (colour illus.).