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Medium
colour linocut on Japanese paper
Measurements
33.8 × 52.2 cm (image) 46.6 × 62.8 cm irreg. (sheet)
Edition
ed. 6/60
Accession Number
1996.508
Departments
Australian Prints / Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Lexie Luly, 1996
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'.