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The journey



Sidney Nolan

Australia, England

22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992

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  • Details

    Other Title
    The journey (Silk Road cat no 39)
    Media category
    Materials used
    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
    Accession number
    © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/DACS. Copyright Agency

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    Sidney Nolan

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  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 10 publications

    • Brian Adams, Sidney Nolan: such is life, Melbourne, 1987, 254. NOTE: General reference.

    • 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

    • Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, 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.

    • Sandra McGrath., The Weekend Australian, 'Nolan's love affair with China', Sydney, 07 Mar 1981-08 Mar 1981. NOTE: General reference.

    • Barry Pearce, Frances Lindsay, Lou Klepac and Edmund Capon AM, OBE, 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.

    • T.G. Rosenthal, Sidney Nolan, London, 2002, 295. NOTE: General reference.

    • Susanna Short., The Age, 'Nolan finds serenity in barbarian desert art', Melbourne, 19 Sep 1983, page unknown. 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

Other works by Sidney Nolan

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