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James Gleeson beyond the screen of sight
18 March – 13 June 2005
National Gallery of Australia

Introduction | Essay | Works

 

The following artworks and items are included in the exhibition:
   
Works from the National Gallery of Australia's collection
  Principles of the ritual of homicide 1939
oil on canvas
Purchased 1982
  The five wounds 1943
oil on canvas
Purchased 1989
  The citadel 1944
oil on composition board
Purchased 1972
  A door in London has been left open and an electric eel enters while attention is diverted by an attempted suicide 1978
ink and collage
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1991
  The authority of the shell 1992
oil on canvas
Gift of the artist 1997
Works from other collections
  City on a tongue 1938
oil on canvas
The University of Sydney Art Collection, Sydney Australia
  Massive journey of personally nocturn'd object 1938
oil on canvas
Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia
Gift of Mrs J. McCaughey, l984
  Neo-organic figuration describing the inclination of entities 1939
oil on canvas
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  The attitude of lightning towards a lady mountain 1939
oil on canvas
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  We inhabit the corrosive littoral of habit 1940
oil on canvas
Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia
  Images of spring disguised in lethal attitudes of duty 1941
oil on canvas
Collection of the Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Australia
  Structural emblems of a friend 1941
oil on canvas board
Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Australia
Purchased with assistance of the John Darnell Bequest l984
  Coagulations on the maintenance of identity 1942
oil on canvas
Private collection
  The personal contortion 1943
oil on canvas
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  Fete champetre, a lethal regulation 1944
oil on canvas
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  The pretext of accident 1944
oil on canvas
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  The sower 1944
oil on canvas
Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
  Funeral procession in a wounded landscape 1945
oil on canvas
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  Images 1946
oil on canvas
The University of Sydney Art Collection, Sydney Australia
Gift of Lucy Swanton, 1953
  The nerve garden 1946
oil on canvas on composition board
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  Gardens of the Night 1947
oil on canvas
Kerry Stokes Collection
  Variations on a kiss 1 1947
pen and ink and wash
Collection of the artist
  Variations on a kiss 2 1947
pen and ink and wash
Collection of the artist
  Variations on a kiss 3 1947
pen and ink and wash
Collection of the artist
  Variations on a kiss 4 1947
pen and ink and wash
Collection of the artist
  Variations on a kiss 5 1947
pen and ink and wash
Collection of the artist
  Variations on a kiss 6 1947
pen and ink and wash
Collection of the artist
  The agony in the garden 1947–48
oil on canvas
The University of Sydney Art Collection, Sydney Australia
  The judgement of Paris 1950
oil on canvas
The University of Sydney Art Collection, Sydney Australia
Bequest of Alan R Renshaw l976
  Gondolier with siren 1951
oil on canvas board
Frank O'Keefe Collection
  Italy l951
oil on canvas
Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
  Phlebas the Phoenician 1951
oil on canvas board
Frank O'Keefe Collection
  Spain 1951
oil on canvas
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  The Siamese moon l952 (dated 1951)
oil on canvas
Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia
The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AOI OBE Honorary Life Benefactor 2004
  Crucifixion 1952
oil on canvas
Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia
Bequest of Alan R Renshaw l975
  Tristan 1952
oil on canvas (three panels)
Private collection
  Signals from the frontier 1957–58
oil on composition board (three panels)
Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia
Purchased with funds donated by Mr Roderick Carnegie l970
  Synaptic displacement 1958
oil on hardboard
Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
Gift of Patrick White 1970
  Daedalus and Icarus 1964
oil on composition board (suite of 12 works)
Private collection
  A cloud of witnesses 1966
oil on canvas (three panels)
Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Australia
  Crater with revenant 1966
oil on canvas
Frank O'Keefe Collection
  Shadow and substance 1970
oil on composition board
Collection of the artist
  The trap 1971
oil on canvas
Collection of the Rockhampton City Art Gallery, Rockhampton Australia
  Invisible cities and memory 2 1976
collage, brush and pen and ink and wash
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  Invisible cities and memory 3 1976
synthetic polymer paint, collage, brush and pen and ink and wash
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  The creation of Adam 1976
synthetic polymer paint, collage, brush and pen and ink and wash
Frank O'Keefe Collection
  The image of the King, riven by a bolt of lightning, is revealed as a silo of spaghetti 1978
syntheetic polymer paint, collage, brush and ink, relief printing, wash and frottage
Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
Gift of Frank O'Keefe l987
 

Two hippocritters in tumultuous circumstances 1978
synthetic polymer paint, collage, brush and ink, relief printing, wash and frottage
Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
Gift of Frank O'Keefe l987

  Peregian Codex 1982–83
artist's book: various media, mostly wash and collage
Collection of the artist
  St. Autumn's eyes 1984
oil on canvas
Collection of the Colonial First State Property, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  The nightmakery 1984
oil on canvas
Hassall Collection
  The arrival of implacable gifts 1985
oil on canvas
Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
  Preparations at Patmos l986
oil on canvas
Private collection
  The keeper of used shadows 1986
oil on canvas
Collection of the Schubert Art Galleries, Brisbane Australia
  Rituals for an anxious spring l987
oil on canvas
Collection of the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne Australia
  The cone l987
oil on canvas
Hassall Collection
  Lapsed shadows recycled to a capable coast  l988
oil on canvas
Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
  Bocklin's Isle as a contained mirage 1989
oil on canvas
Private collection
Courtesy of Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney Australia
  Study for Guarding against euphoria 1989
charcoal, collage and wash
Gift of the artist 2001
Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
  The dance 1989
oil on canvas
James Fairfax AO Collection
  Journey to the edge of night 1990
oil on canvas
Private collection
  Clouded answers l991
oil on canvas
Private collection
  A rage of mountains relaxed by subliminal chanting 1993
oil on canvas
Collection of the AEH Group
  Portrait of the artist as an evolving landscape l993
oil on canvas
Agapitos/Wilson Collection
  The dream of Abbott Suger c1150 1995
oil on canvas
Collection of George and Jennifer Lianos
  Guardian posts1995
oil on canvas
Collection of JGH Blanch
  Arriving with the night 1998
oil on canvas
Private collection
  The colonists arrive 1998
oil on canvas
Private collection
  The riddle of the clouds 2000
oil on canvas
Private collection
  Visitors 2000
oil on canvas
Collection of the artist
  A masked alert 2001
oil on canvas
Private collection
  Declaration of intent 2001
oil on canvas
Frank O'Keefe Collection
  Faux Delft by day/night 2001
oil on canvas
Hassall Collection
  Icons of hazard 2001
oil on canvas
Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Mr James Gleeson AO Governor 2004
  Rising to the night 2001
oil on canvas
Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Mr James Gleeson AO Governor 2004
  Disputed evidence 2002
oil on canvas
Barda and O'Neill Collection
  Equivocal signs 2002
oil on canvas
Hassall Collection
  Always beginning 2003
oil on canvas
Private collection
  Images for a darkening time 2003
oil on canvas
Private collection
  Ubu regnent (1) The senior mandarin (2) 2004
oil on canvas (two panels)
Collection of the artist