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Tales of the Unexpected
aspects of contemporary Australian art

Introduction | Foreword | Essay | Works | Gallery

Rosemary Laing | Anne Wallace | Lyndell Brown and Charles Green | Kate Beynon | Sally Smart | Robert Boynes

 

CHECKLIST OF EXHIBITED WORKS
Works in the National Gallery of Australia collection are indicated by the letters NGA followed by the accession number. All measurements are in centimetres - height before width.

 

Kate Beynon

born Hong Kong 1970
Australia from 1974
currently lives and works in Melbourne

Excuse Me!  1997
chenille sticks
250.0 x 350.0 cm
Rotary Collection of Australian Art Fund 1998
NGA 1998.18

Python  2000
Type C photographic digital print
84.0 x 107.5 cm
Courtesy Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Li Ji Warrior Girl  2000
Type C photographic digital print
118.0 x 72.0 cm
Courtesy Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Li Ji: Warrior Girl  2000
animated video
animation production: Michael Pablo
sound design: Leigh Ryan
Courtesy Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Welcome  2001
synthetic polymer paint and aerosol enamel
on canvas
145.0 x 175.0 cm
Private collection

Robert Boynes

born Australia 1942
currently lives and works in Canberra

Rendez-vous  2000
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
120.0 x 230.0 cm
Purchased 2002

NGA 2002.24.AB

Grand Central Station  2001
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
diptych 120.0 x 230.0 cm
Courtesy William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

Rear window  2001
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
triptych 61.0 x 153.0 cm
Private collection

Times Square  2001
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
diptych 120.0 x 230.0 cm
Courtesy Beaver Galleries, Canberra

After hours  2002
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
triptych 61.0 x 151.5 cm
Private collection

 Pyrmont  2002
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
diptych 120.0 x 230.0 cm
Courtesy Beaver Galleries, Canberra

Lyndell Brown
born Australia 1961

Charles Green
born Australia 1953
The artists currently live and work in Melbourne

The nervous system  1995
oil on linen
122.0 x 122.0 cm
Private collection

Sleep 2  2000–01
digitally printed photograph on Duraclear film
104.0 x 104.0 cm
Printer:  Sandra Barnard, Sydney
Courtesy grantpirrie, Sydney

Ghost  2000–01
digitally printed photograph on Duraclear film
104.0 x 104.0 cm
Printer:  Sandra Barnard, Sydney
Courtesy grantpirrie, Sydney

Psyche  2000–01
digitally printed photograph on Duraclear film
104.0 x 104.0 cm
Printer:  Sandra Barnard, Sydney
Courtesy grantpirrie, Sydney

 Cave  2000–01
digitally printed photograph on Duraclear film
104.0 x 104.0 cm
Printer:  Sandra Barnard, Sydney
Courtesy grantpirrie, Sydney

Archive  2000–01
digitally printed photograph on Duraclear film
104.0 x 104.0 cm
Printer:  Sandra Barnard, Sydney
Courtesy grantpirrie, Sydney

Arcadia 2001–02

digitally printed photograph on Duraclear film
104.0 x 104.0 cm
Printer:  Sandra Barnard, Sydney
Courtesy grantpirrie, Sydney

The artist  2002
oil on linen
152.4 x 152.4 cm
Courtesy the artists

Rosemary Laing

born Australia 1959
currently lives and works in Sydney

flight research #1  1998
Type C photograph
118.0 x 262.0 (image)
Courtesy Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

flight research #2a  1999
Type C photograph
80.0 x 80.0 cm (image)
Private collection

flight research #2b  1999
Type C photograph
80.0 x 80.0 cm (image)
Private collection

flight research #3  1999
Type C photograph
90.0 cm x 90.0 cm (image)
Courtesy Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

flight research #4  1999
Type C photograph
80.0 cm x 123.0 cm (image)
Private collection of Stephen Grant
and Bridget Pirrie

flight research #5  1999
Type C photograph
107.0 cm x 240.0 cm (image)
Courtesy Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney

flight research #6  1999–2000
Type C photograph
70.0 x 141.0 cm (image)
Purchased 2001
NGA 2001.125

flight research #8  1999–2000
Type C photograph
60.0 x 60.0 cm (image)
Private collection

flight research #9  1999–2000
Type C photograph
60.0 x 60.0 cm (image)
Private collection

bulletproofglass 2002
Type C photograph on metallic paper
120 x 253cm (image)
Private collection

The artist  2002
oil on linen
152.4 x 152.4 cm
Courtesy the artists

Sally Smarrt

born Australia 1960
currently lives and works in Melbourne

In bed with H. H. (Femmage)  2001
synthetic polymer paint on felt on canvas
with collage elements
153.0 x 198.0 cm
Courtesy the artist

BedBugs (Femmage)  2001
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
with collage elements
153.0 x 198.0 cm
Courtesy the artist

Family Tree House (Shadows and Symptoms)  1999–2002
synthetic polymer paint on felt and canvas
with collage elements
dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist

Conversation piece #1  2002
synthetic polymer paint on felt
dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist

Private collection

The artist  2002
oil on linen
152.4 x 152.4 cm
Courtesy the artists

Anne Wallace

born Australia 1970
currently lives and works in Brisbane

Pensive girl  1992
oil on canvas
37.0 x 25.0 cm
Private collection

Exemplar  1993
oil on canvas
174.0 x 94.0 cm
Private collection

The exhibitionist  1993
oil on canvas
60.0 x 68.0 cm
Private collection

Sight unseen  1996
oil on canvas
193.0 x 123.0 cm
Private collection
© Anne Wallace

Boudoir  1997
oil on canvas
135.0 x 168.0 cm
Private collection

Late home  2001
oil on canvas
130.0 x 160.0 cm
Private collection
Courtesy of Mr Brad Cooper, Queensland, and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

She Is  2001
oil on canvas
164.0 x 197.0 cm
Purchased 2002
NGA 2002.74