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Carron Plains



Sidney Nolan

Australia, England

22 Apr 1917 - 28 Nov 1992


This work was a finalist in the 1949 Wynne Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1949.


Place where the work was made

Wahroonga Sydney New South Wales Australia



Media category


Materials used

Ripolin enamel on hardboard


91.6 x 121.9 cm board; 88.7 x 119.0 sight; 107.4 x 137.2 x 4.2 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "nolan/ 25-5-48".


Purchased 1949


Not on display

Accession number


Wynne Prize

- 1949

Artist information

Sidney Nolan

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 11 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, A selection of eighty-two reproductions mainly from the Australian collection and including examples from the British, French and Dutch [Art Gallery of New South Wales], Sydney, 1959, (illus.). plate no. 37

Michaela Boland., The Australian, 'Sidney Nolan work takes wing, after 65 years', Sydney, 19 Jul 2013, n.pag.. viewed 31.07.2013,

Dennis Colsey and Hal Missingham, One hundred years of Australian landscape painting: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1968, Sydney, 1968, 22 (illus.). 23

David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sidney Nolan: Exhibition of Queensland outback paintings, Sydney, 1949. cat. no. 10; priced 65 guineas

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 39 (illus.). 42

James Gleeson., Sun, 'Gallery purchases for 1949', Sydney, 19 Dec 1949.

Art Critic (Paul Haefliger)., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'An exhibition that merits compliments', Sydney, 20 Dec 1949.

Tatlock Miller., Sun, 'Amazing impact by Australian artist', Sydney, 08 Mar 1949. Review of Nolan's exhibition of outback paintings held at David Jones' Art Gallery.

Hal Missingham, They kill you in the end, 'Trustees', pg. 24-44, Sydney, 1973, 28.

Laurence Thomas, Twelve Australian artists, 'Introduction', pg. 6-10, London, 1953, 14. 21

Laurence Thomas., Contemporary Australian painters, 'Foreword', Ottawa, 1957, (illus.). 45; 12