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Michael Shannon

Construction: Thomson River Dam under Construction, 1984

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charcoal and pastel on paper

69.00 x 49.00

signed & dated l.l.: Shannon 84; inscribed with title verso

Provenance:

Stock Exchange of Melbourne;
Corporate Collection, Sydney till 2012

Exhibited:

Works on Paper, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 26 November 2015 - 5 March 2016, no. 56

Literature & references:

Graeme Adamson, A Century of Change: The first hundred years of the Stock Exchange of Melbourne, Currey O'Neil Ross, Melbourne, 1984, p 217: The Stock Exchange of Melbourne, as part of its centenary celebrations, commissioned the distinguished Australian Landscape artist, Michael Shannon, to produce a series depicting various industries in Australia. The Michael Shannon Collection will hang at the Stock Exchange. Six of the works are reproduced in this book.

Note:

Plans for the dam began in the early 1970s and attracted opposition from conservationists and farmers. The Thomson River was selected due to both its large flow and elevation, and hence capacity to provide water, as well as hydroelectricity. The dam was overflowing in 1996, reached a low of 16.2% capacity in 2009, and was at about 50% in 2011.

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Further works by the Artist

Taltarni

Michael Shannon

1989

oil on canvas, 71.00 x 197.50

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The Hazards

Michael Shannon

1980

oil on canvas, 102.00 x 76.50

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The Yarra from Johnson St Bridge

Michael Shannon

1979

oil on canvas, 91.50 x 182.50

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(Heathcote Landscape)

Michael Shannon

1984

oil on canvas, 51.00 x 61.00

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Evening Light, Heathcote

Michael Shannon

1989

oil on canvas, 76.00 x 183.00

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Blue Creek

Michael Shannon

1989

oil on canvas, 76.00 x 101.50

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Hillside near Tooborac

Michael Shannon

1988

oil on canvas, 92.00 x 152.00

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Port Willunga

Michael Shannon

1985

conte and pastel on paper, 50.50 x 94.00

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Port Willunga Evening

Michael Shannon

1985

oil on canvas, 76.00 x 152.00

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South Melbourne Cricket Ground

Michael Shannon

1975

oil on canvas, 75.50 x 101.00

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Robur Tea Warehouse

Michael Shannon

1971

oil on canvas, 130.00 x 76.50

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Suburban Landscape

Michael Shannon

1981

coloured pencil on paper, 57.00 x 76.00

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The Butcher's Shop

Michael Shannon

1965

oil on canvas, 91.50 x 122.00

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Queen’s Bridge

Michael Shannon

c. 1958

oil on board, 60.50 x 122.00

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The Pensioner

Michael Shannon

1958

oil on board, 106.50 x 61.00

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Luna Park

Michael Shannon

1957

oil on board, 122.00 x 61.00

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Looking across to Station Pier

Michael Shannon

1957

watercolour & gouache on paper, 28.00 x 36.00

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Study for Harvesting

Michael Shannon

1953

gouache on paper, 29.00 x 44.00

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Lilydale Quarry

Michael Shannon

1980 - 1982

oil on canvas, 58.50 x 148.50

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Man watching trains

Michael Shannon

1956

oil on canvas, 76.00 x 61.00

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Study for Wills Road

Michael Shannon

1985

pastel on paper, 88.00 x 64.00

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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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The New World

Michael Shannon

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 101.00 x 76.00

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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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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.