Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty
Sam Fullbrook, Australia 1922-2004 / Mt Cooroy with Bunya Pines 1966-67 / Oil on canvas / Gift of J.P. Birrell, Lorant Kulley and P. Conn 1967 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © QAGOMA
Sam Fullbrook / Ernestine Hill 1970 / Oil on canvas / Gift of the artist 1972 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © QAGOMA
Publication: Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty
5 April – 10 August 2014
Glencore Queensland Artists’ Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
Daily: 10.00am – 5.00pm
One of Australia’s most influential postwar painters, Sam Fullbrook (1922–2004) was a highly skilled colourist and tonalist, often described as a painter’s painter. Admired by the public, critics and artists alike, Fullbrook’s works are evocative and timeless. The Gallery holds a significant group of works by the artist and has built on these by borrowing from public and private collections, especially local collections, to mount this exhibition — the first since 1995 to offer a considered perspective on Fullbrook’s work.
Published in association with the exhibition ‘Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty’, this catalogue features some of Fullbrook’s most important portraits — including Ernestine Hill 1970, one of the Queensland Art Gallery’s most beloved paintings — landscapes and racetrack paintings, with a focus on works produced when the artist resided in south-east Queensland.
Beautifully illustrated and featuring an interview with the artist by John Cruthers, Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty is the first substantial publication of the intimate and highly individual works of Sam Fullbrook to be produced by a state gallery in almost two decades.
The publication will be available for purchase from the QAGOMA Store and online.