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Dog gymkhana



Frank Hinder


26 Jun 1906 - 31 Dec 1992


Other Titles

Dog Gymkhana (study)

Dog Gymkhana



Media category


Materials used

pencil and tempera on paper on hardboard


73.7 x 54.6 cm sheet; 89.4 x 70.7 x 2.1 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, lilac paint "F.C.HINDER.39".


Purchased 1967


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Frank Hinder

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 10 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 16 publications


Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding, Cubism & Australian art, 'Australia in the World and the World in Australia 1930-1939', pg. 57-95, Melbourne, 2009, 95 (colour illus.).

Christine Dixon and Dinah Dysart, Counterclaims: presenting Australian art 1938-1941, Sydney, 1986, 7.

Dinah Dysart, Art and Australia (Vol. 29, No. 3), 'A productive partnership: Frank and Margel Hinder interviewed', pg. 338-345, Sydney, Autumn 1992, 339 (colour illus.), 345.

Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Moderns', pg. 103-104, Sydney, 2000, 133 (colour illus.), 300.

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 31 (illus.). 31

Renee Free, The art of Frank Hinder, 'Part 2: Return to Australia', pg. 52-91, Sydney, 2011, 2 (colour illus.), 77, 78, 79 (colour illus.), 86, 87.

Renée Free, Frank and Margel Hinder 1930 - 1980, 'Frank Hinder: Introduction', pg. 9-14, Sydney, 1980, 11, 12, 19, 49 (colour illus.). 69

Sasha Grishin, Australian art: a history, 'Dynamic Modernism', pg. 228-239, Carlton, 2013, 228 (colour illus., detail), 238, 239 (colour illus.), 549, 562. plate no. 23.11

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, 'Introduction: Painting in watercolour', pg. 8-16, Sydney, 1995, 13, 58 (colour illus.), 120. 46

Ewen McDonald, AGNSW Collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 50 (colour illus.).

Steven Miller, Dogs in Australian art, 'Clash of artistic dogmas', pg. 15-20, Kent Town, 2012, 17, 19 (colour illus.). NOTE: work listed under title 'Study for Dog Gymkhana - final work'.

Jill Sykes, Look, 'WOOF! WOOF! Australian art history gone to the dogs', pg. 34-35, Sydney, Mar 2010, 34 (colour illus.).

David Thomas, Frank and Margel Hinder Retrospective, Newcastle, 1973. 9

Sarah Thomas, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'The Sydney schools: Dorrit Black's Modern Art Centre and the Crowley-Fizelle School', pg. 262-265, Sydney, 2013, 269 (colour illus.), 270, 313.

Natalie Wilson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Grace Crowley / Ralph Balson / Frank Hinder / Margel Hinder', pg. 88-103, Sydney, 2002, 90, 98 (colour illus.), 144, 147.

1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967, 11. 5