Roy Jackson

(Australia, England 1944 – 06 Jul 2013)

Gilgai Gibber Plains

Other titles:
Gilgai Gibber Plains
Location
Not on display
Further information

Gilgai Gibber Plains was a finalist in the Wynne Prize in 1997. The following notebook entry by Jackson was provided to the Gallery at the time.
[notebook entry]
My paintings are a celebration of PLACE and being in the landscape. The Figure moves into the land. Existence is in everything…
There is no differentiated observer.
The vast GIBBER PLAINS in Central Australia are typically considered as arid, desertlike, stony-wasteland where nothing lives.
The GILGAI are small depressions scattered across the plains where tiny plants survive. They are miniature gardens amongst the glittering quartzite stones and can only be seen by walking in the desert and being part of the land.

Jackson’s work encompasses a range of materials and media, including painting, drawing, and collage. While it is abstract, traces of figuration can also be seen in much of his work, including Gilgai Gibber Plains, where humanoid faces are interspersed with the gilgai, making man part of the landscape.

Year
1994
Media
Painting
Medium
acrylic and oil stick on canvas
Dimensions
239.8 x 241.1 x 5.5 cm stretcher overall :
a - left panel; 239.8 x 119.8 x 5.5 cm; stretcher
b - right panel; 239.8 x 120.3 x 5.5 cm; stretcher
Signature & date

Signed lower c. verso on canvas [part a], black oil stick? "ROY. JACKSON./ .../ .../ ...". Dated u.r. verso on canvas [part a], black oil stick? ".../ 1994".
Signed l.r. verso on canvas [part b], black oil stick? "ROY. JACKSON/ .../ .../ ...". Dated upper c. verso on canvas [part b], black oil stick? ".../ 1994".

Credit
Donated 2015 by the estate of Roy Jackson
Accession number
332.2015.a-b