22 Apr 1917 - 28 Nov 1992
The journey (Silk Road cat no 39)
acrylic enamel spray on canvas
152.8 x 122.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown acrylic "nolan". Not dated.
Gift of Bond Street City Freeholds 1989
Not on display
© The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Recent work: Sidney Nolan , The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 16 Oct 1986–08 Nov 1986
The Silk Road: An exhibition of new paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan , The Rotunda, Jan 1987–Jan 1987
Silk Route , Nolan Gallery, Australia, 15 Jul 1987–20 Sep 1987
Sir Sidney Nolan , Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, East Sydney, 05 Jan 1988–04 Feb 1988
Referenced in 10 publications
Mark Baker., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Nolan walks a silken road to eternity', Sydney, 08 Oct 1983, page unknown. NOTE: General reference.
David Dolan., Silk Route, 'Silken surprises', Canberra, 1987. cat.no. 39; titled 'The journey'; not paginated
Sandra McGrath., The Weekend Australian, 'Nolan's love affair with China', Sydney, 07 Mar 1981-08 Mar 1981. NOTE: General reference.
Susanna Short., The Age, 'Nolan finds serenity in barbarian desert art', Melbourne, 19 Sep 1983, page unknown. NOTE: General reference.
Sidney Nolan, 'Late works 1981-88', pg. 214-227, Sydney, 2007, 60-61, 214- 215, 239, 251. NOTE: General reference. This painting was not included in the AGNSW retrospective.
Sidney Nolan, London, 2002, 295. NOTE: General reference.
Sir Sidney Nolan, Sydney, 1988. NOTE: There are four paintings from the 'Silk Route' series titled 'The journey' included in the exhibition. These are cat.no. 47 - 50. They all have the same dimensions. None of the paintings are reproduced. Catalogue states all paintings were produced during 1986.
Sidney Nolan: such is life, Melbourne, 1987, 254. NOTE: General reference.
The Silk Road: An exhibition of new paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan, Hong Kong, 1987. not paginated; no catalogue list
Nolan: Everyone feels they know Nolan, but that is far from the truth, East Melbourne, 2018. DVD documentary