(Australia, Austria, Hungary 15 Aug 1920 – 03 Nov 2015)
Hillside, Rainbow Valley
- Not on display
- Further information
The Gallery has two other works from the Rainbow Valley series in the collection, one a drawing, the other a watercolour, both of which were included in the Dobell Drawing Prize exhibitions in 1997 and 1999 respectively. 'Rainbow Valley' is in the Northern Territory near Alice Springs, and has been a rich source of inspiration for Cassab in her exploration of the dual themes of landscape and abstraction for a number of years. She first visited there in 1975 and has returned many times in subsequent years.
She recalled her first impressions of the valley in her diary: "….. Voila! There was the magic I was missing. It’s a fragile place, so old that it would make the Greek ruins look young. The character of the rock is like nothing I have ever seen. We ate lunch in a cave where the rock ceiling looked like three waves of a Chinese scroll, meeting gracefully, reflecting the orange glow and the ivory sheen of the walls. Amazing. Enchanting".
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2015
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004
- Drawing, Watercolour
- charcoal, watercolour, gouache on white Arches paper
- 75.5 x 105.5 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., brown watercolour "Cassab/ 03".
- Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2004
- Accession number
- © Judy Cassab