An image of Ploughed fields at Mirboo North near Thorpedale, Victoria

Shay Docking

(Australia 29 Nov 1928 – 19 Nov 1998)

Ploughed fields at Mirboo North near Thorpedale, Victoria

Location
Not on display
Further information

This is a major early watercolour which reveals something of Shay Docking's development as an artist - the influence of 20th century English Romanticism with Surrealist overtones e.g. in the work of Paul and John Nash, John Piper and Eric Ravilious. It also reveals her love of the Victorian landscape of her youth. Shay Docking's husband, Gil Docking, remembers his wife making this watercolour when she accompanied him on one of his extended stints to country centres in Victoria as an Education Officer managing the Travelling Exhibition Programme for the National Gallery of Victoria.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Place of origin
Victoria, Australia
Year
1955
Media
Watercolour
Medium
pencil, watercolour, gouache
Dimensions
35.7 x 48.3 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l., pen and black ink "Shay Docking". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Lauris Elms AM OBE 2000
Accession number
527.2000
Copyright
© Shay Docking Estate