Collection Online
oil on canvas
160.0 × 213.2 cm
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mr James Gleeson, Fellow, 1995
© Courtesy of the artist
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
'The darkening stage' is typical of the artist's fascination with decay and growth and an evolving landscape of the imagination. The dissolving organic forms conjure up fantasy or the darkest nightmare and are for the artist evidence of surrealism in our everyday lives.