The pink heron
07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992
The pink bird (Fiji)
Place where the work was made
synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
137.4 x 122.0 cm board
Gift of Patrick White 1979
© Wendy Whiteley
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Patrick White's choice, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Dec 1981–31 Jan 1982
Brett Whiteley - the genius (1999-2000), Moree Plains Gallery, Moree, 27 Nov 1999–28 Jan 2000
Blue (2011), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 09 Jul 2011–08 Jul 2012
Whiteley on Water, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 17 Nov 2012–27 Jan 2013
Whiteley on the Water, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, 02 Nov 2013–23 Jan 2014
Brett Whiteley: Other Places (somewhere else):
- Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns 28 Apr 2017–02 Jul 2017
- Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture 14 Jul 2017–17 Sep 2017
- Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah 29 Sep 2017–03 Dec 2017
Referenced in 6 publications
Helen Hewitt, Voices, 'Patrick White: painter manqué', pg. 61-70, Canberra, Winter 1997, 67-68.
Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'White and the Sydney Art World: 2', pg. 84-93, Carlton, 2002, following 48 (colour illus.), 92, 94, 98, 116, 155.
Sandra McGrath, Brett Whiteley, Kensington, 1979, 96 (colour illus.). NOTE: pg. 94 (illus.) photograph of the interior of the artist's studio shows a similar if not the same work in an incomplete state.
Barry Pearce, Australian Artists, Australian Birds, North Ryde, 1989, 145 (colour illus.). plate no. 126
Eleonora Triguboff (Editor), Art & Australia, Sydney, Summer 2012, 232 (colour illus.). advertisement for the exhibition 'Brett Whiteley: on the water'
Patrick White, Patrick White's Choice, Sydney, Dec 1981. cat.no. 13