Janenne EATON, LAT 35:17, LONG 149:09 Enlarge 1 /1

Janenne EATON

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950

LAT 35:17, LONG 149:09 1991 Place made: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on canvas

Dimensions: stretched 1835 h x 1316 w x 40 d mm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1991
Accession No: NGA 91.883

The black field and grid of white, tailed dots that comprise Melbourne-based Janenne Eaton’s LAT 35:17, LONG 149:09 suggest that we are looking at a work of abstraction. However, the map coordinates provided in the title are for Canberra, Australia. We are in fact looking at a flat topographical view of a particular place. Eaton had been living in Canberra at the time, and this was one of the last paintings she completed in in the city.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra