(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)
Study for 'Games in a bad-weather crèche'
- Other titles:
- Study for 'Games in a bad-weather creche'
- Not on display
- Further information
'Playground for baby storms - infant meteorological disturbances. Really like a place where the weather of the world is germinated and ready to go out and wreak havoc. It's one of the richest paintings I've done', Gleeson quoted in Renée Free's unpublished catalogue of James Gleeson's work.
Two motifs that frequently recur in Gleeson's late work are internal bodily organs (viscera) and water. The gentle lapping of water on a beach recalls his boyhood experience at Terrigal and later holidays at Perigean on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 84.
- charcoal on ivory wove paper
- 38.0 x 51.0 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 22.12.83".
- Gift of the artist 2001
- Accession number
- © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation