(Australia, England, Spain, Portugal 21 Jan 1928 – )
Emus by the lake
- Not on display
- Further information
Drawing is a vital element of Olsen's oeuvre and the Gallery has over fifty drawings in the collection. 'Emus by the lake' is an exuberant drawing inspired by the miraculous abundance of life at Lake Eyre in South Australia following floods, an area visited by Olsen in 1974-75.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
- charcoal, pastel on white wove paper
- 189.0 x 98.5 cm sight
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "... / John Olsen/ 75".
- Marshall Bequest Fund 1991
- Accession number
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