- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on hardboard
- 60.7 x 90.2 cm board; 63.5 x 93.4 x 3.2 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., red oil "R Balson. 50".
- Purchased 1965
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Ralph Balson Estate
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Twelve Australian Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Bath, 05 Sep 1953–26 Sep 1953
Twelve Australian Artists, City of Bradford Art Gallery, Bradford, 03 Oct 1953–24 Oct 1953
Twelve Australian Artists, Derby Art Gallery, Derby, 05 Dec 1953–26 Dec 1953
Twelve Australian Artists, City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol, Bristol, 02 Jan 1954–23 Jan 1954
Twelve Australian Artists, City of Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, Northern Ireland, 30 Jan 1954–20 Feb 1954
Twelve Australian Artists, New Burlington Galleries, London, 12 Jul 1954–22 Aug 1954
Balson, Crowley, Fizelle, Hinder, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Oct 1966–30 Oct 1966
Balson, Crowley, Fizelle, Hinder, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, 09 Nov 1966–11 Dec 1966
Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, 15 Aug 1989–24 Sep 1989
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, 06 Oct 1989–19 Nov 1989
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong, 01 Dec 1989–28 Jan 1990
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 Feb 1990–01 Apr 1990
Ralph Balson: a retrospective, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 12 Apr 1990–24 May 1990
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
Kinetic: Sydney modernists, University Art Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, 15 Jun 2005–11 Aug 2005
Referenced in 11 publications
Bruce Adams, Ralph Balson A Retrospective, Bulleen, Jul 1989, 37 (colour illus.), 76. cat.no. 19
Nicholas Chambers, Art and Australia (Vol. 40, No. 2), 'Ralph Balson: "Painting". Abstracting the invisible', pg. 250-251, Sydney, Dec 2002-Feb 2003, 250.
Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 37 (illus.). cat.no. 39
Niagara Galleries, Blue Chip XI: The collector's exhibition, Melbourne, 2009, 31 (colour illus.). NOTE: Related work; titled 'Constructive painting'; dated 1954.
Jude Rae, Look, 'The art that made me', Sydney, Mar 2017-Apr 2017, 24 (colour illus.).
Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Australian collection', pg. 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 61 (illus.).
David Thomas, Deutscher and Hackett fine art auction: Melbourne 29 August 2012, 'Works from the Wesfarmers collection of Australian art part 1: lots 1-23’, pg. 58-59, Melbourne, 2012, 58.
Laurence Thomas, Twelve Australian artists, London, 1953. probably in error as cat.no. 55, Abstraction No. 2, 1951.
Natalie Wilson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Grace Crowley / Ralph Balson / Frank Hinder / Margel Hinder', pg. 88-103, Sydney, 2002, 96 (colour illus.), 142, 147.
Katie Yuill, Kinetic: The art of Ralph Balson, Grace Crowley, Rah Fizelle, Margel Hinder & Frank Hinder, Sydney, 2005. cat.no. 6
Grace Crowley's contribution to Australian modernism and geometric abstraction, 'Partnership in abstraction', pg. 105-130, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010, 121, 122 (illus.). figure 5.4
Other works by Ralph Balson
See all 18 works