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Billabong
(1963)

Medium
colour linocut on Japanese paper
Measurements
33.8 × 52.2 cm (image) 46.6 × 62.8 cm irreg. (sheet)
Edition
ed. 6/60
Inscription
inscribed in pencil l.l.: Billabong - 6/60
inscribed in pencil l.r.: Kenneth Jack
Accession Number
1996.508
Departments
Australian Prints / Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Lexie Luly, 1996
© Kenneth Jack/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Using the subdued colours of the Australian landscape, Jack depicts a billabong, in which the reeds and tall grasses in the foreground give way to tree trunks in the distance. Partly as a result of the medium used, 'Billabong' also reflects the artist's practice of looking for the abstract shapes beneath his subjects and of using 'a minimum of line to suggest form'.