Suburban Interior (1983)

Suburban Interior (1983)

Synthetic polymer paint on wallpaper on canvas, 159.8 x 120

The Baillieu Myer Collection of the 80s, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne  [1992.0016]

This widely exhibited work was first shown at Tolarno in 1983, alongside its ‘twin’, Suburban Exterior (1983). Like Suburban 1983, this work plays directly on the theme of interior patterning by using wallpaper as the ground. For detailed analysis, see Lindsay 1994: 32-33, and Carnival 115-16, reproducing sources, working drawings and related works, including Untitled [Suburban study] (1982) [W/P].

For contemporary works sprayed on maps and posters, see Cartographer (After Durer) 1983, Schizo 1983 and Winds of War Graffiti 1983.

Provenance

  • Tolarno Galleries
  • acquired for present collection 1992

Exhibited

  • HA Tolarno 10/83, cat.2
  • ANZART at Edinburgh 8/84, and George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne 2/85 (‘Meaning & Excellence’)
  • SA College of Advanced Education, Adelaide Festival exh., 2/90
  • HA Monash 1991, cat.45
  • Heide 2/94 (Baillieu Myer coll.exh.)
  • Bendigo Art Gallery & other venues, 3/98ff. (‘Furnish’): cat.1
  • Heide 2/99 (‘Funk-de-Siecle’)
  • Heide 2/05 (‘Heide: Future, Present, Past, Part I’)
  • HA retrospective 2006-7 (shown at all 3 venues)
  • HA TarraWarra 12/15-2/16

Literature

  • Bolton 1990:130 (ill.)
  • Lindsay 1994: 32-33 (inc.ill.)
  • Spray 64 (ill.)
  • Carnival 114-16 and Fig.4.10
  • Smith 2006: 5 (ill.)
  • NGVA Arkley audio-guide 2006 (comments by Ray Edgar and John Gregory)
  • Fitzpatrick & Lynn (2015), pp.14-15