ALLAN BAKER + SU BAKER

Paintings and Drawings

24 September - 15 October 2000

Link to: Su Baker MIS-EN-SCENE John Curtin Gallery Curtin University of Technology 25 June - 8 August 2004





INSTALLATION VIEWS


Allan Baker born in 1921 in Murwillumba, NSW, has made a significant contribution
to the Western Australian artistic community since his arrival in Perth in 1949,
both as an artist and as Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and
the founding Curator of Pictures and Works of Art at the University of Western Australia.
A student of the National Gallery School, Melbourne, in the post war years, his early
commitment to a socially engaged role for art has formed the core of his artistic life.

Su Baker is currently Associate Professor, Head of The School of Art,
at the Victorian College of the Arts, the contemporary manifestation
of the National Gallery School.

Allan Baker's major works include studies of people and places from his travels
in the Northwest in WA, Europe and Greece.

Su Baker has inherited her father's interest in portraiture as part of her working process.
Her portrait of Noel Counihan, friend and mentor of her father was hung in the
1981 Archibald Prize and her entry entitled Self-Portrait at 6 Paces, won the Portia Geach
Memorial Prize in 1997.
Over the developing years of her career self-portraiture was a constant theme.

While generational influences have changed the forms of representation,
inherent in this exhibition are the synergies and visual empathy in the
work and life of father and daughter.


I would like to see things change - and all of us live quietly together and bring no harm to each other.

I would like us all to live quietly in friendship, black and white and other races.

I'd also like to see an end to greed. It causes such trouble in the world."

Mortimer Conway, "Granpa Mort"
Guardian of Sacred sites, Alice Springs



ALLAN BAKER

(Please note that images which were photographed behind glass have occasional reflections)

1

UNTITLED - MORTIMER
CONWAY, "GRANPA MORT"
GUARDIAN OF SACRED SITES
ALICE SPRINGS 1985
Oil on Canvas
122cm x 153cm
$ 3,500


2

IMAGES OF BROOME 1975
Oil on Board
60cm x 135cm
$ 2,500


3

ABORIGINAL GIRL 1975
Oil on Board
36cm x 44cm
$ 650
(Sold)


4

CHILDREN
Oil on Paper
69cm x 95cm
$ 1,500


5

ABORIGINAL IMAGE
Oil on Canvas
73cm x 60cm
$ 1,500


6

ABORIGINAL WOMAN
Chalk on Paper
76cm x 49cm
$ 750
(Sold)


7

STUDY FOR PAINTED DESERT
1976 Mixed Media on Paper
49cm x 70cm
$ 1,100


8

STRELLEY STATION CLASSROOM
Charcoal on Paper
35cm x 47cm
$ 650
(Sold)


9

SCHOOL TEACHER AT STRELLEY
Charcoal on Paper
52cm x 40cm
$ 650


10


CHILDREN 1982
Oil on Paper
15cm x 15cm
$ 450
(Sold)


11

GIRL AT THE WINDOW 1965
Monotype
32cm x 41cm
$ 450


12

HORSEMEN NOR’WEST 1965
Monotype
26cm x 39cm
$ 450
(Sold)


13

HORSE STUDY 1965
Monotype
28cm x 43cm
$ 450


14

NOR’WESTER 1965
Monotype
31cm x 38cm
$ 450
(Sold)


15

REDHILL AT MARBLE BAR I 1974
Oil on Paper
18cm x 20cm
$ 450


16

REDHILL AT MARBLE BAR II
1974 Oil on Paper
23cm x 24cm
$ 450
(Sold)


17

REDHILL AT MARBLE BAR III
Oil on Paper
24cm x 24cm
$ 450
(Sold)


18

BLUE ASBESTOS MINERS 1964
Oil on Paper
51cm x 68cm
$ 1,200


19

WITTENOOM MINERS 1965
Charcoal on Paper
43cm x 34cm
$ 650


20

MINERS - WITTENOOM 1965
Oil on Paper
51cm x 67cm
$ 650


21

NOTES FORM WITTENOOM I 1964
Chalk on Paper
86cm x 90cm
$ 1,500


22

NOTES FROM WITTENOOM II 1964
Chalk on Paper
58cm x 90.5cm
$ 1,200


23

THE DRILLER - WITTENOOM 1965
Charcoal on Paper
32cm x 35cm
$ 550


24

VERDACCIO STUDIO, TUSCANY 1992
Mixed Media on Paper
48cm x 65cm
$ 950


25

FLORENCE 1984
Oil on Paper
55cm x 56cm
$ 950


26

ARNO AT FLORENCE 1984
Oil on Paper
40cm x 52cm
$ 950


27

WOODSHED AT VERDACCIO 1992
Mixed Media on Paper
47cm x 65cm
$ 950


28

WINTER VINEYARD - CHIANTI 1992
Oil on Board
32cm x 50cm
$ 950


29

WINTER VINES - CHIANTI 1992
Oil on Board
25cm x 30cm
$ 750


30

ARNO - FLORENCE
Oil on Paper
33cm x 42cm
$ 850
(Sold)


31

CHIANTI STUDIO 1992
Oil on Paper
46cm x 63cm
$ 950


32

CRETAN LANDSCAPE
(Triptych) Oil on Card
30cm x 132cm
$ 1,200


33

GREEK GRANDMOTHER 1979
Oil on Paper
42cm x 56cm
$ 550


34

CRETAN VILLAGE 1979
Mixed Media on Paper
28cm x 31cm
$ 550


35

SPEARWOOD WOMEN 1954
Chalk on Paper
45cm x 33cm
$ 650


36

LONDONER
Mixed Media on Paper
4cm x 35cm
$ 550


37

WOMAN IN CHURCH 1979
Chalk on Paper
67cm x 56cm
$ 650





FAMILY PORTRAIT WALL
Details Below


38

STUDY OF AUDREY 1975
Charcoal on Paper
40cm x 35cm
NFS


39

STUDY OF AUDREY 1975
Oil on Board
33cm x 27cm
NFS

40

SU IN CRETE 1978
Charcoal on Paper
46.5cm x 41cm
NFS

41

STUDY - SU AT TWELVE 1968
Pencil on Paper
20cm x 15cm
NFS

42

SKETCH OF SU
Pencil on Paper
44cm x 25cm
NFS

43

TRAFALGAR SQUARE - SU 1968
Oil on Board
29.5cm x 36cm
NFS

44

THE COWBOY 1963
Oil on Board
75cm x 46cm
NFS

44

MICHAEL AT WORK 1962
Oil on Paper
50cm x 31cm
NFS

45

VIOLIN PRACTICE (OH, THE RELIEF!) 1965
Oil on Board
44cm x 60cm
NFS

46

STUDY FOR MICHAEL
Oil on Board
40cm x 32cm
NFS

48

PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER 1975
Oil on Board
63cm x 47cm
NFS

49

PORTRAIT OF JOHN BIRMAN
Oil on Board
42.5cm x 32cm
NFS


SU BAKER


50

SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN 1998
Acrylic on Canvas, Digital Print
190cm x 170cm
$ 5,500


51

LOVE AND FASCINATION 2000
Oil on Canvas
160cm x 150cm
$ 5,500


52

SOLID MOMENTS 2000
Oil on Canvas
155cm x 140cm
$ 5,500


53

DOWNCAST EYES (Diptych) 1993
Acrylic on Paper on Canvas
49cm x 196cm
$ 2,500 (Acquired Private Collection Brunei in 2004)


54

COLOURS OF HOME 2000
Oil on Canvas
85cm x 80cm
$ 2,000


55

IDEA OF ITALY (Diptych) 1991
Oil on Board
20cm x 50cm
$ 700


56

RED WEAVE 1995
Oil on Board
19cm x 25cm
$ 350


57

BROKEN MOON 2000
Oil on Board
20cm x 25cm
$ 350
(Sold)


58

LONG MOONS 2000
Oil on Board
18cm x 40cm
$ 400
(Sold)


59

STUDY FOR ‘LOVE AND FASCINATION 2000
Oil on Board
40cm x 37cm
$ 700
(Sold)


60

(See Family Portrait Wall)
SELF-PORTRAIT 1998
Oil on Canvas
31cm x 25cm
$ NFS


61

(See Family Portrait Wall)
SELF-PORTRAIT 1999
Oil on Board
53cm x 28cm
$ NFS


62

FACE BEHIND SCREEN 2000
Oil on Board
53cm x 28cm
$ 350


63

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING 1998
Acrylic + Oil on Canvas
60cm x 60cm
$ 1,100


64

PROPOSITIONS (Triptych) 2000
Oil on Board
25cm x 19.5cm each Panel
$ 600


65

FOLDING MOMENTS (Set of 7)
Acrylic and Wax on Board
19cm x 18cm each Panel
$ 1,300

66

(See Family Portrait Wall
)NOEL COUNIHAN - STUDY 1 1981
Charcoal on Paper
82cm x 47cm
NFS


67

(See Family Portrait Wall
NOEL COUNIHAN - STUDY 2 1981
Charcoal on Paper
67cm x 47cm
NFS