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/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency
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
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