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Virginia Coventry

Service Road, 1976 - 1977

Price: $1,200

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6 silver gelatin photographs (23.8 x 30.5cm ea)

23.80 x 30.50

Provenance:

The Artist

Exhibited:

Ten Viewpoints, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 1976;
Six Series, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1978 and toured to The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 1991 then Latrobe Valley Regional Arts Centre, Morwell (now Latrobe Regional Gallery), 1992;
Good Looking, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004;
The Road, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2014

Note:

The original series of 34 photographs was formally constructed around the visual design similarities between the exteriors of eighteen houses situated on service roads on opposite sides of the Princes Highway at Moe in Victoria. The National Gallery of Victoria acquired a full set.
The images are grouped into four sequences: (A) the first visit – two opposite houses; (B) the highway as seen from each of eighteen houses; (C) exterior views of six central houses; (D) the highway as seen from inside the six houses. Pairs from groups B, C and D are illustrated here and included in this exhibition. Before the two complete editions were printed in 1978 a number of prints were made during 1976 and '77. These un-retouched prints were edited by the artist in January 2016 into three smaller sequences, with some single prints available - the present works being in this category.
The 1970s saw a number of artists moving from painting to photography and in the process exploring seriality - including Coventry, Micky Allan and Robert Rooney - who notably devoted much of the decade to the medium. 
The works are exhibited individually and priced at $1,200 each

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Sudden Light 1

Virginia Coventry

2018 - 2019

acrylic on three plywood modules, 40.00 x 170.00

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Untitled (pink/orange)

Virginia Coventry

2009

acrylic, vinyl, micaceous pigments on linen, 180.00 x 145.00

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Car Wash

Virginia Coventry

1974

Series of 7 silver gelatin photographs (please contact the gallery for the individual images), 14.40 x 21.50

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Solid Blue Silence

Virginia Coventry

1969

acrylic on cotton duck, in original aluminium frame, 106.50 x 244.00

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Head Over Heels

Virginia Coventry

2014

acrylic on four marine plywood panels, 40.00 x 274.80

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Receding Flood

Virginia Coventry

1977 - 2016

Sequence of 11 silver gelatin photographs / edited December 2015, 19.80 x 30.00

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Mirage

Virginia Coventry

1968 - 1969

acrylic on cotton duck, 101.50 x 244.00

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Service Road 5 - House Sequence

Virginia Coventry

1977 - 2016

suite of 6 silver gelatin prints in two editions

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Service Road 3 - House Sequence

Virginia Coventry

1976 - 2016

Suite of 6 silver gelatin prints

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Rural House (4)

Virginia Coventry

1975

silver gelatin print

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Rural House (3)

Virginia Coventry

1975

silver gelatin print

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Rural House (2)

Virginia Coventry

1975

Silver gelatin print on warm-toned, textured Agfa paper

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Rural House (1)

Virginia Coventry

1975

Silver gelatin print on warm-toned, textured Agfa paper

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Customized House-front 3

Virginia Coventry

1975

silver gelatin print

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Customized House-front 2

Virginia Coventry

1975

silver gelatin print, 22.70 x 15.10

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Drawing for Sophia Gubaidulina 2

Virginia Coventry

1998

acrylic gesso, silver point, pencil, pigmented beeswax, 27.50 x 27.50

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Surface Tension 3

Virginia Coventry

1994

colour pencil on ph neutral paper

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Folding 2

Virginia Coventry

1996

silver point on black acrylic ground

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Canberra Grid Series 2

Virginia Coventry

1996

coloured pencil over acrylic on rag paper (originally a suite of 6)

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Service Road 1 - Road Sequence

Virginia Coventry

1976 - 2016

Suite of 10 silver gelatin prints, unique edition, 23.00 x 30.50

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Spaces Between Houses - Two Blocks

Virginia Coventry

1977

series of 19 silver gelatin photographs, 15.10 x 17.80

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Customized House-front 1

Virginia Coventry

1975

silver gelatin print

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Car Wash

Virginia Coventry

1974

series of 6 silver gelatin photographs

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Receding Flood

Virginia Coventry

1977

series of 16 silver gelatin photographs, 19.80 x 30.00

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Wall Under Construction

Virginia Coventry

1976

series of 10 silver gelatin photographs, 16.50 x 25.20

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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.