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Charles BUSH

Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia 1919 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1989

  • UK, Europe 1950-51
  • China 1956
  • UK, Europe, Egypt, Mexico, USA since 1961

Elevation of wall for [metal] sculpture for State Savings Bank of Victoria, Stawell 6 October 1967 Place made: North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, prints, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: paper (photocopied floor plan)

Primary Insc: not signed. Dated lower right in print, '6. Oct '67'. Titled lower left in print, 'Elevation of wall for sculpture'. inscribed lower centre to lower right in print, 'THE STATE SAVINGS BANK OF VICTORIA STAWELL / KEITH REID & JOHN R REID / ARCHITECTS'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribe lower centre in black pencil 'Mining Derrick' (referring to a rough pencil sketch inserted in the image).
Dimensions: image 19.8 h x 71.0 w cm sheet 35.0 h x 76.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of June Davies, from the collection of Charles Bush 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.1335
Provenance:
  • With the artist until his death in 1989.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from June Davies, Melbourne, August 1993.
  • June Davies with artist friends Charles Bush (1919-1989) and his companion Phyl Waterhouse (1917-1989) established Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne, in 1962.