An image of King Street Sydney, 1890-1980

Elizabeth Rooney

(Australia 1929 – 02 Mar 2016)

King Street Sydney, 1890-1980

Location
Not on display
Further information

Elizabeth Rooney's prints often express her strong views on urban and rural conservation issues. The development of Sydney is a recurring theme in her work, as is 'revisiting' a site to show the changes wrought upon it over a period of time. Subsequent states of an image, through re-working the etching plate, is also a common feature of her prints, which reveal further changes in her subjects; Rooney has documented the changing cityscapes of Sydney and Newcastle over the last thirty years, leaving a poignant and often humorous record of lost or threatened landmarks.

Australian Art Department, AGSNW, 2000

Year
1980-1981
Media
Print
Medium
etching, printed in black ink with plate tone on white wove paper
Dimensions
21.9 x 37.6 cm platemark; 41.0 x 54.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. in pencil 'Elizabeth Rooney 1980-81'

Credit
Gift of Akky van Ogtrop and the 5th International Works on Paper Fair 1995
Accession number
511.1995
Copyright
© Estate of Elizabeth Rooney