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Urban Forest Strip

51cm (W) x 35cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)
Acrylic paint on canvas on board

$ 1,100.00


Urbanscape - Middle Park
Generations of contemporary artists have been inspired by the legendary show to produce their own iterations, not necessarily in style but by adopting the 9" X 5" dimensions.

The 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition (1889) is now regarded as a landmark event in Australian art history. This work reflects the local character of Place and pays tribute to the Heidelberg School artists such as Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin. Most of the works included in the Impression Exhibition were painted on wooden cigar-box lids measuring 9" X 5".  To emphasise the small size of paintings, the artists displayed them in broad chamfered frames.  The chamfered frame surrounding this work was specially made to order by a talented woodworker friend. The painting's location, Canterbury Road Middle Park next to Middle Park Hotel.

The road is 'sandwiched' between the urban forest on the left and the built environment on the right. The urban forest established to break down and trap the contaminants and toxins in the urban air.

30/04/2021 JH Created

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