elizabeth durack

elizabeth durack

exhibitions listing

solo exhibitions 1946 - 2000

1946 Time and Tide, The story in pictures of Roebuck Bay northwest Australia
Museum and Art Gallery of WA (August) Commentary by Mary Durack. 93 works
1946 Paintings
Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne (December) 94 works
1947 Paintings
David Jones Gallery, Sydney (January) 93 works
1947 'Little Pictures’ and watercolours
Claude Hotchin Galleries, Perth (April) 55 works
1947 Oil and watercolours
Claude Hotchin Galleries, Perth (September–October) 32 works
1948 Paintings
Velasquez Gallery, Melbourne (June) 48 works
1948 Watercolours
Claude Hotchin Galleries, Perth (October) 41 works
1949 Paintings
Home of MD Miller, Perth (April) 26 works
1949 Watercolours
John Martin's Gallery, Adelaide (June) 26 works
1949 Paintings
Tye's Gallery, Melbourne (July) 42 works
1950 Paintings
George's Gallery, Melbourne (May) 34 works
1951 Oil and watercolours
Claude Hotchin Galleries, Perth (May) 70 works
1951 Paintings and prints
Prince's Gallery, Melbourne (November) 33 works
1952 Paintings and prints
Newspaper House Gallery, Perth (April) 44 works
1953 Paintings
Newspaper House Gallery, Perth (June) 38 works
1954 Love Magic: a mural sequence in ten paintings
Anthony Hordens Art Gallery, Sydney (October) 10 works
1955 Paintings
Newspaper House Gallery, Perth (March) 49 works
1956 Paintings and drawings
The artist's studio, Perth (March) 28 works
1956 Paintings
The artist's studio, Perth (August) 19 works
1957 Paintings
The artist's studio, Perth (January) 20 works
1957 Paintings
Road Board Hall, Broome (October) 40 works
1958 Paintings
Claude Hotchin Gallery, Perth (May) 54 works
1959 Paintings and drawings
Skinner Galleries, Perth (March) 76 works
1959 The Art of Elizabeth Durack
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (October) feature artist 9 works
1961 Paintings
Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne (June) 37 works
1961 Paintings
The Centre Gallery, Canberra (July) 21 works
1961 Paintings
The artist's studio, Perth (September) Comment by Randolph Stow. 15 works
1962 Paintings and drawings
Terry Clune Galleries, Sydney (May) 21 works
1962 Paintings and drawings
Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne (July) Comment by Patrick Hutchings. 21 works
1963 Field drawings and source material
Qantas Gallery, Perth (October) 63 works
1964 Paintings and drawings
Skinner Galleries, Perth (May) 24 works
1964 'The Moolaboola Sketchbook', Work in Progress
ANU Library, Canberra (December) Exhibition arranged in cooperation with Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies and Social Science Research Council. Comprehensive notes by ED. About 50 works
1965 Paintings and studies 1946–1964
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (January) A survey exhibition in the old Beaufort Street gallery as part of the Festival of Perth. 70 works
1965 Oils, drawings and brown-points
The Little Gallery, Sydney (April) 31 works
1969 Paintings, drawings, mixed media
John Gild Galleries, Perth (December) 34 works
1971 The Environmental Panels: Rain forest – Bougainville Island
John Gild Galleries, Perth (July) 34 works
1972 Paintings
The Wales Gallery, Perth (June) Exhibition coinciding with the opening of the Ord River Dam. 18 works
1972 Paintings and drawings
The artist’s studio, Perth (November) 49 works
1973 Paintings and drawings
Hotel Parmelia, Perth (June) Exhibition held during WA Week. 50 works
1974 The Visual Commitment
Undercroft Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth (May–June) Part retrospective held during WA Week, including sketchbooks, graphics, mural and symbolic sequences. 70 works
1974 Paintings
Cunderdin Museum (November) 30 works
1975 Paintings
Solander Gallery, Canberra (November) 43 works
1976 Paintings
Proud's Gallery, Sydney (May) 83 works
1976 The Two Faces of ED
Fine Arts Gallery, Perth (October) 59 works
1977 Paintings
The artist’s studio, Perth (October) 89 works
1978 The time of the horse muster, Moolaboola Station
The artist’s studio, Perth (May) Series prepared for the Northern Cattle Company. 52 works
1978 Paintings and drawings
Tropicana Hotel, Broome (August) Exhibition as guest artist at the Shinju Matsuri Festival. 50 works
1979 East Africa and Western Australia
Lobby of ANZ Bank, Perth (September) Exhibition coincided with the first Indian Ocean Arts Festival. 35 works
1979 ‘...black swan of trespass on alien waters’
World Trade Center, New York (November) Exhibition named for the discoverers and explorers of Australia presented in New York during WA’s sesquicentenary year. 15 works
1981 Paintings
Stirling Room, Parmelia Hotel, Perth (February) Exhibition held in association with Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. 35 works
1981 Kimberley calls
George's Gallery, Melbourne (November) Exhibition presented in association with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Victorian section. 41 works
1982 Harvest of the eye
The artist’s studio, Perth (February) 34 works
1982 Paintings
Greenhill Galleries, Perth (December) 49 works
1983 Lesotho drawings
Bortignon’s Kalamunda Gallery of Man, Perth (March) Includes comment by ED on her visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho. 59 works
1984 Geraldton from the series Look at the State we're in!
(produced in 1960) Queen’s Park Theatre, Geraldton (February) descriptive comments by ED of the town and district. 108 works
1984 Visual adventures
Howard Street Galleries, Perth (September) 76 works
1985 The provenance of Elizabeth Durack
NT Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin (August) About 35 works
1989 Out of Sight — Out of Mind
University Galleries, Dublin & Galway, Republic of Ireland (September) ED, with Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd, was a guest artist at the 1989 Australia–Ireland Conference. 50 works
1991 Out of Sight — Out of Mind
Alexander Library, LISWA, Perth (February-March) Comment by Lynn Allen, Maureen Smith and ED. Revealing links between the descriptive and graphic, the imaginary and visionary components of ED’s art. About 80 works
1993 Observations from Roebuck Bay
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Gallery, Perth (September) 26 works
1994 Marandoo Commemorative Collection
Marandoo, Tom Price, Parraburdoo, Karratha and Dampier (October–November) and GPO Forrest Place, Perth (March 1995) 29 works
1995 Derivations and Directions
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (March–April) Works from 1930s to 1950s curated by Janda Gooding with biographical notes by Silvia Conroy. 36 works
1995 Archival to Recent
Stafford Studios, Cottesloe (April) ‘A celebration of 60 years involvement in art’. 75 works
1997 The Art of Eddie Burrup
Glimpses of the Ngarangani, Durack Gallery, Broome (July–August) 21 works
2000 The Art of Eddie Burrup
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London (July) Comment by Ernie Bridge MLA, Leon Deutsch, Maureen Smith and ED. About 30 works

group exhibitions

There is no complete record of the many group exhibitions in which Elizabeth Durack participated. An important group show was Recent Australian Painting at the Whitechapel Gallery London, June-July, 1961 in which Elizabeth was one of three women represented among a total of 55 artists.

Exhibitions since 2000

2002 Elizabeth Durack
Lister Calder Gallery, Subiaco, Western Australia (August-September) Comment by Alistair McAlpine. 27 works
2002 Prelude — Early works by Elizabeth Durack 1947-50
Exhibition and catalogue prepared with Art on the Move, the National Exhibitions and Touring Structure of Western Australia. Drawings and watercolours of Kimberley landscape and figures. 35 works
2006 Paintings, Drawings and Prints from the estate of Elizabeth Durack
An auction held at McKenzies, Claremont, Western Australia (May) 114 works
2006 Elizabeth Durack Collection
Robert Muir Old & Rare Books, Nedlands, Western Australia (July) A selection of items from the estate of Elizabeth Durack: books, artworks, manuscripts, miscellany and ephemera (RMOR Catalogue 142) 839 items
2007 Elizabeth Durack at Greenhill Galleries
Perth Western Australia (May). Paintings from the series Battle Cries and Bett-Bett’s wonderful lonely palace... 32 works
2007 With outstretched arms... Sisters of St John of God, Kimberley Western Australia
At the Lingiari Centre, Broome, Western Australia (July) Drawings and watercolours by Elizabeth Durack of the Sisters, children and adults in Broome, Beagle Bay and Derby during the 1940s. Foreword to catalogue by Pat Jacobs.
44 works
2010 A Visual Description of Geraldton and the Mid West
At the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery (September–October). An exhibition of pictures commissioned by the Municipality of Geraldton in 1960, now part of the City of Geraldton Art Collection. Includes the artist’s written observations of the region. This historic collection belongs to a series of some 9 West Australian coastal and inland towns collectively entitled Look at the State we’re in! that Elizabeth Durack produced between c1956–1960. The artworks have been recently restored and framed to museum standards with funds generously made available by the City of Geraldton–Greenough, the Mid West Development Commission and the Friends of the Art Gallery. 90 artworks, 34 information panels