John Brack Interview
James Gleeson Oral History Collection
James Gleeson interviews John Brack
5 October & 29 November 1978
In the 1970s, leading surrealist painter Dr James Gleeson AO ventured into the studios of 98 Australian artists to discuss their works that had been acquired by the Gallery. As an artist, curator and writer, Gleeson brought a deeply thoughtful and personal perspective to these conversations.
The interviews, originally recorded on audio cassette tapes, now form the basis of a unique archive – the James Gleeson Oral History Collection – a vital historical and cultural resource for the study of contemporary Australian art. They provide first-hand insights into the genesis and creation of select works of art, mapping their enduring influence on Australian society more broadly.
Art & Artists
The bride and groom
The happy boy
Study for the painting 'Reflections in the window'
Inside and outside
Study for 'La vie en rose'
Two fighting boys
Study for the painting and the lithograph 'Arabesque'
Study for the lithograph and the painting 'On the rings'
Walking sticks and pencils
Study for the painting 'Tower'
Head of a woman.
The sun lamps.
The walking frame.
Seated nude on bed