Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1928

  • Europe 1956-60
  • Spain, Portugal 1965-67


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia commenced 1975

publisher (organisation)

Coopers creek in flood 1976
Collection Title: Lake Eyre, the desert sea. Sydney: Port Jackson Press, 1976.
Page: no.4
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper sugar-lift aquatint and engraving, printed in warm black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: cream Velim Arches 250 gsm paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 21/60
Edition: edition of 60
Place Published: Sydney: Port Jackson Press

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'John Olsen 1976'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Cooper creek in Flood'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '21/60'. Inscribed above plate-mark, 'XVI / 'I do my utmost to atain / emptiness; - I hold firm to stillness / '
Dimensions: plate-mark 30.0 h x 39.8 w cm sheet 75.0 h x 52.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1862.1
Image rights: © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Port Jackson Press, Sydney, August 1979.