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Master of Stillness

Jeffrey Smart paintings

A Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia exhibition in association with the TarraWarra Museum of Art

Complete list of exhibition works:

Kurnell 1955
oil on panel
61.6 x 76.5 cm
The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Perth

Approaching storm by railway 1955
oil on canvas
60.2 x 73 cm
Private collection

The nuns’ picnic 1957
oil on panel
34.5 x 43 cm
Private collection

The stilt race c.1960
oil on plywood
Purchased 1961
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Coogee Baths, winter 1961
oil on canvas
91 x 122 cm
Donated through the 1976 Alan Richard Renshaw bequest
University of Sydney, Sydney

On the roof, Taylor Square 1961
oil on canvas mounted on composition board
61 x 50.2 cm
Purchased 1969
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Cahill Expressway 1962
oil on plywood
81.9 x 111.3 cm
Purchased 1963
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

The gymnasium 1962
oil on composition board
63 x 77.2 cm
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Harbour excavations, Port Kembla 1962
oil on masonite
65.3 x 127.3 cm
A.M. Ragless Bequest Fund 1963
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

San Cataldo I 1964
oil on Masonite
63.5 x 80 cm
National Trust of Australia (NSW)

The listeners 1965
oil on canvas
90.5 x 70 cm
The William, Rene and Blair Ritchie Collection
Bequest of Blair Ritchie 1998
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat

Madrid airport 1965
oil on canvas
55 x 70 cm
On loan from private collection to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Alma Mahler feeding the birds c.1968
oil on canvas
59.8 x 70.2 cm
Bequest of Professor Emeritus Douglas Joseph AO 1990
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

The water tower 1968
oil on canvas
76 x 91 cm
Private collection

Approach to a city III 1968–69
oil on canvas
66 x 80 cm
Private collection

Rooftops 1968–69
oil on canvas
71.6 x 100.4 cm
The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2004
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Morning practice, Baia 1969
oil on canvas
58 x 81 cm
Collection Mr and Mrs Dick and Barbara Senn, California, USA

Control tower 1969
oil on canvas
91.5 x 72.5 cm
Gift of the Friends of the Art Gallery of South Australia 1970
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Waiting for the train 1969–70
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Gift of Alcoa World Alumina Australia 2005
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Holiday 1971
oil on canvas
100 x 81 cm
Private collection

Factory staff, Erehwyna 1972
oil on canvas
100.2 x 200.4 cm
Purchased 1972
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Near Knossos 1973
oil and acrylic on canvas
81 x 100 cm
University of South Australia Art Collection, Adelaide

The traveller 1973
synthetic polymer paint and oil on canvas
100.5 x 116 cm
Purchased 1975 with the assistance of an Australian Government Grant through the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Central Station II 1974–75
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
86 x 100 cm
Purchased 1976
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Corrugated Gioconda 1976
oil on canvas
80.8 x 116.6 cm
Purchased 1976
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The directors 1977
oil on plywood
46.5 x 209.5 cm
Acquired with funds from the Utah Foundation 1978
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

The dome 1977
oil and acrylic on canvas
74.5 x 74.4 cm
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2008
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

The construction fence 1978
oil and acrylic on canvas
88.5 x 228.4 cm
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Jacob descending 1979
acrylic on canvas
94 x 55.6 cm
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2008
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Portrait of David Malouf 1980
oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Purchased 1983
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Container train in landscape 1983–84
oil on five hardboard panels
Commissioned in 1983. Gift of Eva and Marc Besen,
Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

Morning, Yarragon siding 1983–84
oil on canvas
100 x 134 cm
Private collection

Self portrait at Papini’s 1984–85
oil and acrylic on canvas
85 x 115 cm
Private collection

Art gallery in shopping arcade 1985
oil on canvas
85 x 115 cm
Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

Off Brindisi 1985
oil and acrylic on canvas
85 x 104 cm
Private collection

The underpass 1986
acrylic and oil on canvas
121.1 x 75.8 cm
Courtesy of the Parliament House Art Collection, Department of Parliamentary Services, Canberra
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra

Portrait of Clive James 1991–92
oil on canvas
109 x 120 cm
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, 1992
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Playground at Mondragone 1998
oil on canvas
76 x 111 cm
Gift of Australian Galleries 1998
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

The red warehouse 2003
oil on canvas
64 x 165 cm
Private collection

The cleaners 2004
oil on canvas
80 x 110 cm
Private collection

The two-up game (Portrait of Ermes) 2006
oil on canvas
86.8 x 158.4 cm
Acquired 2006
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

The wooden fence, St Kilda 2009
oil on canvas
73 x 70 cm
Private collection

Labyrinth 2011
oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Private collection

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Past Events

Master of Stillness

21 December 2012 - 1 April 2013

Jeffrey Smart paintings

A Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia exhibition in association with the TarraWarra Museum of Art

Complete list of exhibition works:

Kurnell 1955
oil on panel
61.6 x 76.5 cm
The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Perth

Approaching storm by railway 1955
oil on canvas
60.2 x 73 cm
Private collection

The nuns’ picnic 1957
oil on panel
34.5 x 43 cm
Private collection

The stilt race c.1960
oil on plywood
Purchased 1961
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Coogee Baths, winter 1961
oil on canvas
91 x 122 cm
Donated through the 1976 Alan Richard Renshaw bequest
University of Sydney, Sydney

On the roof, Taylor Square 1961
oil on canvas mounted on composition board
61 x 50.2 cm
Purchased 1969
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Cahill Expressway 1962
oil on plywood
81.9 x 111.3 cm
Purchased 1963
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

The gymnasium 1962
oil on composition board
63 x 77.2 cm
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Harbour excavations, Port Kembla 1962
oil on masonite
65.3 x 127.3 cm
A.M. Ragless Bequest Fund 1963
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

San Cataldo I 1964
oil on Masonite
63.5 x 80 cm
National Trust of Australia (NSW)

The listeners 1965
oil on canvas
90.5 x 70 cm
The William, Rene and Blair Ritchie Collection
Bequest of Blair Ritchie 1998
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat

Madrid airport 1965
oil on canvas
55 x 70 cm
On loan from private collection to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Alma Mahler feeding the birds c.1968
oil on canvas
59.8 x 70.2 cm
Bequest of Professor Emeritus Douglas Joseph AO 1990
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

The water tower 1968
oil on canvas
76 x 91 cm
Private collection

Approach to a city III 1968–69
oil on canvas
66 x 80 cm
Private collection

Rooftops 1968–69
oil on canvas
71.6 x 100.4 cm
The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2004
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Morning practice, Baia 1969
oil on canvas
58 x 81 cm
Collection Mr and Mrs Dick and Barbara Senn, California, USA

Control tower 1969
oil on canvas
91.5 x 72.5 cm
Gift of the Friends of the Art Gallery of South Australia 1970
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Waiting for the train 1969–70
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Gift of Alcoa World Alumina Australia 2005
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Holiday 1971
oil on canvas
100 x 81 cm
Private collection

Factory staff, Erehwyna 1972
oil on canvas
100.2 x 200.4 cm
Purchased 1972
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Near Knossos 1973
oil and acrylic on canvas
81 x 100 cm
University of South Australia Art Collection, Adelaide

The traveller 1973
synthetic polymer paint and oil on canvas
100.5 x 116 cm
Purchased 1975 with the assistance of an Australian Government Grant through the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Central Station II 1974–75
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
86 x 100 cm
Purchased 1976
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Corrugated Gioconda 1976
oil on canvas
80.8 x 116.6 cm
Purchased 1976
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The directors 1977
oil on plywood
46.5 x 209.5 cm
Acquired with funds from the Utah Foundation 1978
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

The dome 1977
oil and acrylic on canvas
74.5 x 74.4 cm
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2008
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

The construction fence 1978
oil and acrylic on canvas
88.5 x 228.4 cm
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Jacob descending 1979
acrylic on canvas
94 x 55.6 cm
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2008
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Portrait of David Malouf 1980
oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Purchased 1983
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Container train in landscape 1983–84
oil on five hardboard panels
Commissioned in 1983. Gift of Eva and Marc Besen,
Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

Morning, Yarragon siding 1983–84
oil on canvas
100 x 134 cm
Private collection

Self portrait at Papini’s 1984–85
oil and acrylic on canvas
85 x 115 cm
Private collection

Art gallery in shopping arcade 1985
oil on canvas
85 x 115 cm
Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

Off Brindisi 1985
oil and acrylic on canvas
85 x 104 cm
Private collection

The underpass 1986
acrylic and oil on canvas
121.1 x 75.8 cm
Courtesy of the Parliament House Art Collection, Department of Parliamentary Services, Canberra
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra

Portrait of Clive James 1991–92
oil on canvas
109 x 120 cm
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, 1992
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Playground at Mondragone 1998
oil on canvas
76 x 111 cm
Gift of Australian Galleries 1998
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

The red warehouse 2003
oil on canvas
64 x 165 cm
Private collection

The cleaners 2004
oil on canvas
80 x 110 cm
Private collection

The two-up game (Portrait of Ermes) 2006
oil on canvas
86.8 x 158.4 cm
Acquired 2006
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

The wooden fence, St Kilda 2009
oil on canvas
73 x 70 cm
Private collection

Labyrinth 2011
oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Private collection