Endless Present
Robert Rooney and Conceptual Art

Key works

  • Robert ROONEY
Garments, 3 Dec. 1972 - 19 March 1973 1972-1973 


gelatin silver photographs, typesetting on paper and photo corners on cardboard
(1-107) (90.6 x 110.4 cm) (image) (overall)
(108) 29.7 x 21.0 x 0.2 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
2009.421.1-108


© Courtesy of the artist

    Robert ROONEY
    Garments, 3 Dec. 1972 - 19 March 1973 1972-1973
    gelatin silver photographs, typesetting on paper and photo corners on cardboard
    (1-107) (90.6 x 110.4 cm) (image) (overall) (108) 29.7 x 21.0 x 0.2 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of the artist through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
    2009.421.1-108
    © Courtesy of the artist

  • Roger CUTFORTH
Location piece #1 1969 


gelatin silver photographs, plastic
20.1 x 50.7 cm (image and sheet)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Robert Rooney, 2008
2008.266


© Roger Cutforth

    Roger CUTFORTH
    Location piece #1 1969
    gelatin silver photographs, plastic
    20.1 x 50.7 cm (image and sheet)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Robert Rooney, 2008
    2008.266
    © Roger Cutforth

  • Robert ROONEY
Fenced-off service station: Hawthorn, July, 1977 1977 

from the Fenced-off service station series 1977-78
cibachrome photographs
(a-b) (19.7 x 66.4 cm) (overall)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
2009.423.a-b


© Courtesy of the artist

    Robert ROONEY
    Fenced-off service station: Hawthorn, July, 1977 1977
    from the Fenced-off service station series 1977-78
    cibachrome photographs
    (a-b) (19.7 x 66.4 cm) (overall)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of the artist through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
    2009.423.a-b
    © Courtesy of the artist

  • Robert ROONEY
N.E.W.S. 1975 


type C photographs and pencil on cardboard
49.0 x 82.0 cm (image)
76.2 x 101.2 cm (overall)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1981
AC10-1981


© Courtesy of the artist

    Robert ROONEY
    N.E.W.S. 1975
    type C photographs and pencil on cardboard
    49.0 x 82.0 cm (image) 76.2 x 101.2 cm (overall)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1981
    AC10-1981
    © Courtesy of the artist

  • Robert ROONEY
AM-PM: 2 Dec 1973-28 Feb 1974 (1973-1974) 


gelatin silver photographs and photo corners on cardboard (two panels)
(75.1 x 197.4 cm)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1975
A9-1975


© Courtesy of the artist

    Robert ROONEY
    AM-PM: 2 Dec 1973-28 Feb 1974 (1973-1974)
    gelatin silver photographs and photo corners on cardboard (two panels)
    (75.1 x 197.4 cm)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1975
    A9-1975
    © Courtesy of the artist

  • VARIOUS ARTISTS
March 1–31 1969 1969 


artist’s book: photo-offset lithographs, [32] leaves, paper cover, unbound
21.7 x 17.8 x 0.5 cm (closed)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Robert Rooney through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
2009.506


© Courtesy of Seth Siegelaub Collection & Archives at the Stichting Egress Foundation, Amsterdam

    VARIOUS ARTISTS
    March 1–31 1969 1969
    artist’s book: photo-offset lithographs, [32] leaves, paper cover, unbound
    21.7 x 17.8 x 0.5 cm (closed)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Robert Rooney through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
    2009.506
    © Courtesy of Seth Siegelaub Collection & Archives at the Stichting Egress Foundation, Amsterdam

  • Edward RUSCHA
Twentysix gasoline stations 1963; 1967 {published} 

published by Ed Ruscha, Los Angeles, 2nd edition
artist's book: photo-offset lithograph and printed text, 48 pages, printed paper cover, glued binding
17.9 x 14.0 cm (page)
17.9 x 14.0 x 0.5 cm

2nd edition, edition of 500
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Robert Rooney through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
2009.525


© Ed Ruscha

    Edward RUSCHA
    Twentysix gasoline stations 1963; 1967 {published}
    published by Ed Ruscha, Los Angeles, 2nd edition
    artist's book: photo-offset lithograph and printed text, 48 pages, printed paper cover, glued binding
    17.9 x 14.0 cm (page) 17.9 x 14.0 x 0.5 cm
    2nd edition, edition of 500
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Robert Rooney through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
    2009.525
    © Ed Ruscha