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Michael Shannon

(Queenslander with palm tree), c. 1967

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oil on canvas

61.00 x 77.00

signed and dated l.l.

Provenance:

Leonard Joel, November, 1984, lot 1305;
Private Collection, Melbourne since then

Exhibited:

Possibly Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1967

Literature & references:

Graeme Sturgeon, Michael Shannon, Painting and the Poetry of Daily Life, Craftsman House, 1990, see p. 35 - 6 for notes on the Queensland paintings:
"Shannon visited Queensland several times in the late 1960s, becoming interested in the unique qualities of the place and of the pictorial possibilities of the old style Queensland houses, standing high above the dense fields of sugar cane. Michael Shannons paintings and drawings, mainly of Queensland, are volatile and relaxed; where he places houses on stilts in a luminous blue or mauve, he achieves an air of buoyant weightlessness that is other-worldly. the buildings themselves, which look like improvisations, are rendered with light, improvised and appropriate sketchiness. He incidentally records the Queensland scene with poetic exactness and intelligence and can transmute a drab weatherboard house into something magically incandescent as well as retain the spirit of Queensland's vernacular architecture." 
Elwyn Lynn, the Bulletin, 13 May 1967, quoted in Sturgeon, op cit.

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Study for Wills Road

Michael Shannon

1985

pastel on paper, 88.00 x 64.00

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Bluey's Scrub

Michael Shannon

1985

oil on canvas, 51.00 x 61.00

Price: $7,700

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Townsville N.Q.

Michael Shannon

1967

ink pen and wash on paper, 18.00 x 28.00

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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

Michael Shannon

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 101.00 x 76.00

Price: $25,000

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Sunday Morning, Townsville

Michael Shannon

1970

oil on canvas, 74.50 x 101.00

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Owl

Michael Shannon

1973

pastel and charcoal on paper, 63.00 x 48.00

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(City Skyline)

Michael Shannon

1969

oil on canvas, 51.00 x 51.00

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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

Michael Shannon

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

c. 1960

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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Landscape of Sydney

Michael Shannon

1969

oil on canvas, 151.00 x 122.00

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Near Baynton

Michael Shannon

1982

pencil and pastel on paper, 72.00 x 52.00

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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.