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Michael Shannon

Landscape of Sydney, 1969

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oil on canvas

151.00 x 122.00

signed and dated l.l.

Provenance: Previously Ord Minnett (c 1970 to 1997)

Literature & references: City/Art, Heineman Educational Australia, 1978, illus p 42; (as Landscape of Sydney 144 x 122cm; and, collection of Ord Minnett).

In Shannons cityscapes of the 1950s an upward perspective tended to prevail. But his 1960 oil Urban Panorama looks out from an artificial height across the urban sprawl in a manner reminiscent of the isometric views in favour in the 19th century a viewpoint followed in other city paintings of 1961-2.

1968-9 saw a renewed commitment: Early morning, Melbourne, won the McCaughey Prize at the NGV in 1969, with its sweeping view of buildings clustered along the bayside shoreline; Early morning, Sydney (152 x 183) and its companion piece, the above Landscape of Sydney, both look south across the city rooftops from, it seems, one of the then new skyscrapers; however the latter with its narrower format includes two tall buildings in the middle ground which accentuate the vertical composition.

For Early morning, Sydney see
Morrison Cross Miller, McCaughey, Michael Shannon Australian Romantic Realist, retrospective exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2011, p. 87, and detail on front cover

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Construction: Thomson River Dam under Construction

Michael Shannon

1984

charcoal and pastel on paper, 69.00 x 49.00

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The New World

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c. 1960

oil on canvas, 101.00 x 76.00

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Sunday Morning, Townsville

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1970

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Owl

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1973

pastel and charcoal on paper, 63.00 x 48.00

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(City Skyline)

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1969

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Mt Ida

Michael Shannon

1985

oil on canvas, 50.00 x 136.00

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Study for ‘Mount Ida’

Michael Shannon

1986

pastel on paper, 40.00 x 86.00

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Mt Ida after the Fire

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1987

pastel on paper, 46.00 x 92.50

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Transport: Ansett Airlines first flight from Hamilton to Melbourne

Michael Shannon

1984

pastel on paper, 69.00 x 49.00

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Manufacturing: Carlton and United Brewery

Michael Shannon

1984

pastel and applied beer labels on paper, 73.50 x 53.00

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Track to Jim's Block

Michael Shannon

1987

Oil on canvas, 77.00 x 102.00

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Construction: Thompson River Dam under Construction

Michael Shannon

1984

charcoal and pastel on paper, 69.00 x 49.00

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Melbourne Across the Yarra

Michael Shannon

oil on canvas, 122.00 x 153.00

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Untitled (Verandah)

Michael Shannon

1966

pastel on paper, 50.00 x 70.00

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The City (No.2?)

Michael Shannon

oil on canvas, 122.00 x 183.00

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(Old Colonial barn)

Michael Shannon

c. 1949

pen, ink and watercolour on paper, 23.00 x 27.00

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The Cane Cutter's House

Michael Shannon

1967

oil on canvas, 76.50 x 102.00

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Backyard

Michael Shannon

1946

pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 24.00 x 21.20

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The back lane

Michael Shannon

1946

pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 27.00 x 22.50

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Near Baynton

Michael Shannon

1982

pencil and pastel on paper, 72.00 x 52.00

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Tuilips in a Vase

Michael Shannon

1976

charcoal and pastel on paper, 62.00 x 46.50

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Jugiong Landscape, No 3

Michael Shannon

1987

oil on canvas, 122.00 x 153.00

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Near Baynton

Michael Shannon

1982

pencil and pastel on paper, 72.00 x 52.00

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House with Blue Windows

Michael Shannon

c. 1960

ink and wash on paper, 16.50 x 19.50

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.