Australia 1916 – Australia 1981
England 1939-47, 1952-54
Perth from Kings Park
oil on canvas
50.5 (h) x 65.6 (w) cm
Gift of the artist's son Mark Grey-Smith 1991
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Guy Grey-Smith is known for his work as a painter, printmaker and potter and his championing of cultural activities in Perth. Perth from Kings Park shows a traditional view of Perth through gum trees and across the Swan River. Painted with intersecting planes and a high-key colour, this bold modern image expresses the artist’s optimism about this growing city.