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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

Final [mosaic] design for south wall of Toorak Presbyterian Hall] (1962) Place made: North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in brush and ink, gold paint, watercolour and gouache, squared up in black pencil Support: paper folded in half

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. Titled upper centre in pen and black ink, 'Final design for / South Wall - Toorak Presbyterian Hall'. inscribed lower edge in ink, 'About 7 sq ft of mosaic. Dark blue, pale blue and off white'.
Dimensions: image 44.0 h x 31.2 w cm sheet (folded) 56.0 h x 38.2 w cm sheet (open) 56.0 h x 76.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of June Davies, from the collection of Charles Bush 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.1337
  • 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.