Robert ROONEYJohn LOANEVICTORIAN PRINT WORKSHOP, Beens and banzai Enlarge 1 /1


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1937


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950



Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

Beens and banzai 1987
Collection Title: Prints by twenty-five Australian artists. Canberra: Australian National Gallery and Australian Bicentennial Authority, 1988.
Page: no.20.
Place made: Victorian Print Workshop, 188 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from four screens Support: thick white wove Arches 88 paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower left, 'ARCHES 88'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2/2
Edition: edition of 80; plus 2 trial proofs, 2 artists proofs, 1 printers proof, 2 workshop proofs

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'ROBERT ROONEY '87'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'BEENS AND BANZAI'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'V.P.W. PROOF 2'
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'VPW' [within rectangle]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 2320'
Dimensions: printed image 36.6 h x 54.7 w cm sheet 57.0 h x 76.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.2320
Subject: Australia, Bicentennial, 1988
Image rights: Courtesy of Tolarno Galleries
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2006, where the work was produced.