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Artificial landscape 68-1



James Doolin

United States of America

1932 - 22 Jul 2002




Media category


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


166.7 x 132.4 x 6.8 cm stretcher

Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. verso canvas, black fibre-tipped pen "JAMES DOOLIN/ 1968/..."
Signed and dated u.l. verso on stretcher, black fibre-tipped pen "JAMES DOOLIN 1968...".


Gift of Chandler Coventry 1972


Not on display

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Artist information

James Doolin

Works in the collection


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 11 publications


Christopher Allen, The Weekend Australian, 'Hard work: A new show reminds us of the limitations of colour-field abstraction', pg. 12-13, Canberra, 17 Oct 2009-18 Oct 2009. Focus room exhibition review.

Gary Catalano, The years of hope: Australian art and criticism 1959-1968, Melbourne, 1981, 179. General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

James Doolin., James Doolin: 'Artifical Landscape' paintings, 'Letter extracts from James Doolin concerning the present exhibition about the Artificial Landscape', Sydney, 1970. General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

Mervyn Horton (Editor), Present day art in Australia, Sydney, 1969, 60 (colour illus.).

Elin Howe, Central Street live, Sydney, 2002, 36. no catalogue numbers; General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

Elwyn Lynn, The field, 'An important academy' by Royston Harpur; Untitled essay, pg. 84-85, Melbourne, 1968, 21 (colour illus.), 85, 89, 93. 20; General references to Doolin's work in the exhibition.

Patrick McCaughey., Art and Australia, 'The significance of The Field', Sydney, Dec 1968, 240 (colour illus.), 242.

Paul McGillick (Editor), Aspect: Art and Literature [vol 5, no. 1-2], 'Five migrant artists in Australia', Australia, 1980, 23-25. General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

Tony McGillick., James Doolin Shopping Mall 1973-77: a conceptual perspective, 'James Doolin since 1965', Melbourne, 1978. General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

Eric Riddler, Art and Australia (Vol. 41, No. 1), 'Central Street Live: a 'swinging sixties' phenomenon', pg. 48-49, Sydney, Sep 2003-Nov 2003, 48 (colour illus.). Review of the exhibition 'Central Street Live', held at Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest, and Macquarie University Art Gallery, 2002-2003.

Natalie Wilson, Tackling THE FIELD, 'Tackling The Field', pg. 1-29, Sydney, 2009, 3 (illus.), 8, 13 (colour illus.), 14. NOTE: This work features in a black and white installation photograph of the NGV 'The Field' exhibition located on page 3.