(Australia, England 23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982)
- Not on display
- Further information
In 1970, Fred Williams began using a new format composed of strips that grew out of his observation of the landscape in relation to the horizon. The strip format developed from a series of gouaches painted from the 24th floor of the AMP tower in Bourke Street, Melbourne, which afforded him a new angle on the landscape. He was to use this device frequently from that time on, especially when painting coastal subjects.
'Saplings, Wedderburn' was painted while Williams was staying with his friend and fellow artist, Ian Armstrong. It is one of the very few strip gouaches made on a vertically oriented sheet.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005
- gouache on ivory Arches paper
- 79.2 x 58.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
- Signature & date
- Signed l.l., pen and black ink "Fred Williams.". Not dated.
- Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
- Accession number
- © Estate of Fred Williams