The great indoors

Noel Mckenna

Noel McKenna Untitled 2015–2016. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Dobell Biennial Acquisition Fund 2016. © Noel McKenna. Licensed by Copyright Agency

 

It’s not just the coffee, it’s looking forward to the coffee.

John Brack

John Brack The breakfast table 1958. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation and the Australian Masterpiece Fund, including the following major donors: Geoff Ainsworth AM, Andrew & Cathy Cameron, Vicki & Paul Clitheroe AM, Rowena Danziger AM & Ken Coles AM, Chris & Judy Fullerton, Kiera Grant, Alexandra Joel & Philip Mason, John Sharpe & Claire Armstrong, The Lowy Foundation, Robyn Martin-Weber, Samantha Meers, Kerr & Judith Neilson, Mark & Louise Nelson, John Schaeffer AO & Bettina Dalton, Denyse Spice, Georgie Taylor, Max & Nola Tegel, Alenka Tindale, Eleonora & Michael Triguboff, Peter Weiss AO, Ray Wilson OAM, Women’s Art Group 2013. © Helen Brack

 

Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith The Window 1956. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Graham and Judy Martin 2014, assisted by the Australian Masterpiece Fund. © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

It’s nature at the window: greenness framed.

Betty Woodman

Betty Woodman The yellow room 2015. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Mollie Douglas Bequest Fund 2018. © Estate of Betty Woodman / Charles Woodman

And a wall that seems to hold the day’s sunlight.

Rosalie Gascoigne

Rosalie Gascoigne Enamelware 1976. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1976. © Rosalie Gascoigne. Licensed by Copyright Agency

It’s things so well used that they turn into characters.

Ivon Hitchens

Ivon Hitchens Ornamental card-table and flowers 1952. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1952. © The Estate of Ivon Hitchens/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency

And things so vibrant they let go of their names.

Katherine Hattam

Katherine Hattam The integrity of the personality 2008, 2014. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Kathleen Buchanan May Bequest Fund 2014. © Katherine Hattam

It’s a room of your own: your being, your seeing.

Chris Huen Sin Kan MuiMui, Doodood and Balltsz

Chris Huen Sin Kan MuiMui,Doodood and Balltsz 2018. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, with support from Kenneth Tan and Boris Yeung & Amy Ng 2019. © Chris Huen Sin Kan

It’s a mess, yes, but it’s your mess. This is your great indoors.