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Michael Shannon

Luna Park, 1957

Price: $50,000

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oil on board

122.00 x 61.00

signed ‘Shannon’ l.l.; inscribed faintly in chalk ‘Luna Park / Michael Shannon / McCaughey (?) Prize’ on reverse

Provenance:

Estate of Michael Shannon

Exhibited:

Michael Shannon, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 24 February, 1959, no. 7;
Michael Shannon, Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, 29 February – 11 March, 1960, no. 4;
Michael Shannon, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 12 – 24 October, 1960, no. 8;
Michael Shannon: A Wintersun Festival Exhibition reviewing selected works painted during the past thirteen years, Mildura Arts Centre, July 1969, no. 4;
Michael Shannon: Painting and the Poetry of Daily Life, Powell Street Gallery, 8 – 27 September, 1990;
Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 8 December 1998 - 21 March, 1999;
Michael Shannon: Australian Romantic Realist, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 10 December 2011 – 12 February, 2012

Literature & references:

Graeme Sturgeon, Michael Shannon: Painting and the Poetry of Daily Life, Craftsman House,1990, illus p 59 (plate 5);
Gary Catalano, 'Volatile mood in art', The Age, September, 1990, Powell Street exhibition review, illus p 14;
Warwick Reeder, Stephanie Holt, Julia Murray, Jennifer Phipps, Ian McDougall, Sam Marchall, Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium, exhibition catalogue, Heide MOMA, Melbourne, 1998, illus p 32;
Gordon Morrison, Elizabeth Cross, Ronald Miller, Patrick McCaughey, Michael Shannon: Australian Romantic Realist, retrospective exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2011-2012, illus p 47;
Andrew Stephens, 'Urban vistas herald quiet genius', The Saturday Age, 21 January, 2012, Ballarat exhibition review, illus p 23

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Taltarni

Michael Shannon

1989

oil on canvas, 71.00 x 197.50

Price: $45,000

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The Hazards

Michael Shannon

1980

oil on canvas, 102.00 x 76.50

Price: $25,000

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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

Price: $15,000

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Evening Light, Heathcote

Michael Shannon

1989

oil on canvas, 76.00 x 183.00

Price: $50,000

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Blue Creek

Michael Shannon

1989

oil on canvas, 76.00 x 101.50

Price: $30,000

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Hillside near Tooborac

Michael Shannon

1988

oil on canvas, 92.00 x 152.00

Price: $40,000

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Port Willunga

Michael Shannon

1985

conte and pastel on paper, 50.50 x 94.00

RESERVED

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Port Willunga Evening

Michael Shannon

1985

oil on canvas, 76.00 x 152.00

Price: $35,000

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South Melbourne Cricket Ground

Michael Shannon

1975

oil on canvas, 75.50 x 101.00

Price: $40,000

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Robur Tea Warehouse

Michael Shannon

1971

oil on canvas, 130.00 x 76.50

Price: $45,000

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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

Price: $40,000

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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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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

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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.