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Unity in blue

(circa 1948-circa 1952)


Godfrey Miller


20 Aug 1893 - 10 May 1964



(circa 1948-circa 1952)

Media category


Materials used

oil, pen and ink on canvas


66.0 x 84.0 cm stretcher; 72.1 x 90.0 x 5.2 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, black ink "Godfrey Miller". Not dated.


Gift of the Industrial Arts Society 1952


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Godfrey Miller

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 21 publications


Deborah Edwards, Godfrey Miller, Sydney, 1996, 60-61, 64, 65 (colour illus.), 122. plate no. 57

Deborah Edwards, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, 'Art and Mysticism. Godfrey Miller Trees in moonlight', pg. 244-249, Brisbane, 1998, 244.

Derril Farrar, Sunday telegraph, Sydney, 31 Jan 1965.

Sasha Grishin, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Roger Kemp / Godfrey Miller', pg. 104-115, Sydney, 2002, 104, 109 (colour illus.), 145, 147.

Sasha Grishin, Australian art: a history, 'The competitive spirit in Australian art', pg. 350-363, Carlton, 2013, 352, 353 (colour illus.), 551, 565. plate no. 34.2

Our Art Critic (Paul Haefliger)., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Sydney Group Show is exciting', Sydney, 19 Jul 1952, unknown.

Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, Melbourne, 1970, 209.

William Kelly, Heritage of Australian art: reflections on the history of Australian painters and paintings, Melbourne, 1984, 40.

Macquarie Galleries, The Sydney Group, Sydney, 1952. 16

Alan McCulloch, Prisme de arts (No. 2), 'L'art contemporain en Australie', pg. 21-28, Paris, 15 Apr 1956, 24 (illus.). titled 'Unité en bleu'

Alan McCulloch, Art and Australia, 'In Memorium Godfrey Miller', pg. 102, Sydney, 1964, 102 (colour illus.).

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. 142

Peter Pinson, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'Godfrey Miller', pg. 52-63, Sydney, 2000, 54 (colour illus.).

Bernard William Smith, Australian painting 1788-1970, South Melbourne, 1971, 269 (colour illus.). plate no. 169

Daniel Thomas., Sunday telegraph, 'Loss of a painter', Sydney, 17 May 1964.

Laurie Thomas., Modern Australian painting and sculpture: a survey of Australian art from 1950-1960, 'Introduction', Adelaide, 1960, 19 (colour illus.).

Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas AM, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 45. 143

Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 02 Mar 1963, 33.

Project 41 - the mosaic, the grid, Sydney, 1983, 3 (illus.). 3

Editor Unknown (Editor), Le Courrier Australien, Sydney, 03 Apr 1953, 5.

The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary', Adelaide, 1962. not paginated, 151