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Colin Lanceley

New Zealand, Australia

06 Jan 1938 – 30 Jan 2015

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Paddington Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Media categories
    Sculpture , Mixed media
    Materials used
    painted wood, metal, mixed media
    305.0 x 305.0 x 21.0 cm overall approx. :

    a - left side (large cog), 275 x 141.5 x 19 cm

    b - central connecting column, 297.8 x 24 x 21 cm

    c - right side, 275 x 141 x 16 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated centre right of right side [part c], black oil "Colin Lanceley 1964".

    Gift of Mrs M A McGrath 1968
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Colin Lanceley/Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Colin Lanceley

    Works in the collection


  • About

    '…the materials themselves are wonderful and fascinating and this is a piece that was really born from the materials…'
    Colin Lanceley 2000

    Colin Lanceley's work highlights his relish for the seductive nuances of his materials; for their textured beauty and evocative power. Using found materials and ephemera, Lanceley reconstitutes disparate fragments into new wholes, as exemplified by 'Gemini'. Inspired by the Zodiac sign of the twins, Lanceley employs a winged structure to explore formal relationships between found shapes, which are assembled in an almost painterly rhythm.

    In 1964 Lanceley was awarded the Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship for a selection of works including 'Gemini'. This work is one of his most ambitious of the period between his involvement in Sydney with the Imitation Realists of 1961–62 and his departure for Europe in 1965.

  • Places

    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 8 publications

Other works by Colin Lanceley

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