- Other Title
- Estuary in Moonlight, Shoalhaven [incorrectly titled in Wynne Prize]
- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on hardboard
- 94.1 x 27.4 cm board; 110.0 x 34.0 x 4.7 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, black oil 'Guy Warren/ 63".
- Purchased 1964
- 20th & 21st c Australian art
- Accession number
- © AGNSW
- Wynne Prize
- - 1963
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Guy Warren’s work is inspired by personal experiences and memories of place and is situated within the abstract expressionist tradition developed in Sydney in the 1950s and 60s among artists including John Olsen and Tony Tuckson.
A canoeing trip Warren took down the Shoalhaven River as a teenager proved to be an exhausting but thrilling experience, and Warren has returned to the imagery of the Shoalhaven and boats throughout his long career.
'Estuary in winter, Shoalhaven' was a finalist in the 1963 Wynne Prize. Its green and brown palette and abstracted plant forms vividly evoke the wintry, watery tidal mouth of the river. This work was acquired by the Gallery in 1964.
Referenced in 5 publications
Barry Pearce, Genesis of a painter: Guy Warren at 95, Sydney, 2016, n.pag. (colour illus.). cat.no. 28
Unknown (Editor), Sunday telegraph, Sydney, 19 Jan 1964.
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 18 Jan 1964.
Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, Sydney, 17 Jan 1964.
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1963), 1964, cat.no. 73 incorrectly attributed to Guy Warren. catalogue for the exhibition held 18 Jan–16 Feb 1964
Other works by Guy Warren
See all 11 works