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Seascape II



Peter Powditch


1942 -




Media category


Materials used

oil on plywood


244.0 x 244.0 x 7.5 cm board; 244.5 x 244.6 x 7.7 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., blue oil "Powditch '69 [stencilled]".
Signed c.l. verso, black oil "P. Powditch./ ...".
Dated u.l. verso, black oil ".../ '69/ ...".


Purchased with funds provided by an anonymous purchase fund for contemporary Australian art 1970


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Peter Powditch

Works in the collection


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 12 publications


Gary Catalano, The years of hope: Australian art and criticism 1959-1968, Melbourne, 1981, 151.

Jessica Clement, Wentworth Courier, 'Exhibition a top spot for our pop', pg. 12, Sydney, 05 Nov 2014, 12 (colour illus.). Artists is photographed in front of the artwork on display

Celine de Courlon, Look, 'New art, new questions: Conserving contemporary art', pg. 24-25, Sydney, Mar 2015, 24 (colour illus.).

Elwyn Lynn, Bulletin, 'The one-man show in two cities', pg. 61-62, Sydney, 05 Apr 1969, 61 (illus.), 22. exhibition review

Craig McGregor, In the making, Australia, 1969, 256 (colour illus.), 257 (colour illus.). illustration on pg. 256 is of the artist creating the work.

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Jul 1971, 608. Special Gifts

John Murphy, Gallery A Sydney 1964 - 1983, Campbelltown, 2009, 112, 114 (colour illus.).

NBN Television (Compilator), The NBN Channel 3 Art Prize, Newcastle, 1969, n.pag.. 30

John Saxby (Editor), Look, 'Mitch Cairns', pg. 12-13, Sydney, Feb 2016, 13 (colour illus.). interview with Sarah Couper pp 12-13

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Australian collection', pg. 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 59 (colour illus.).

Daniel Thomas, Sunday telegraph, 'A hard look by Powditch', pg. 96, Sydney, 23 Mar 1969, 96. exhibition review

Wayne Tunnicliffe, Pop to popism, ''The easel did not go pop: it went bang!': Australian pop art', pg. 137-186, Sydney, 2014, 180, 181 (colour illus.), 303, 325.