Sally Robinson

(Australia, England 18 Apr 1952 – )

Halley's comet

Location
Not on display
Further information

One of my few city based landscapes, this print was created to celebrate the arrival in the southern hemisphere of Halley's Comet. Rather a disappointment in itself - dwarfed by the lights and activity of the city.

It was a different world in Sydney in 1986 - we were terrorism free and people took responsibility for their own actions. So it was possible for a friend who worked at the airport to arrange for me to lie down at the end of the runway to photograph the undercarraige of a jumbo jet as it screamed overhead.

Artist's statement, 2006

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Year
1986
Media
Print
Medium
screenprint on chalk coated Bristol board
Dimensions
100.3 x 60.1 cm image; 116.5 x 77.8 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "S. Robinson 86".

Credit
Purchased 1987
Accession number
490.1987
Copyright
© Sally Robinson