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Early morning, Melbourne

oil on canvas
183.2 × 152.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Society of Victoria as the winner of The John McCaughey Memorial Prize, 1969
© The Estate of Michael Shannon and Charles Nodrum Gallery
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
About the work
Michael Shannon specialised in recording the changing face of Melbourne during the 1960s and his painting Early morning, Melbourne 1968 offers a panorama of our windswept city depicting the dense, urban development of St Kilda and Port Melbourne on the edges of Port Phillip Bay.