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We are passionate about fine art. Founded in 1994, Galeria Aniela pioneered presenting museum-quality art for the public display and acquisition, outside the metropolitan area. Challenging the status quo from its inception won the trust of the most important Australian artists from post WWII until today, built a reputation in Australia and the wide world. Galeria Aniela major exhibitions coup the Front Page of the Sydney Morning Herald and feat prized Australian media such as the ABC TV Australian National News Arthur Boyd (video), the ABC TV Australian National News John Perceval (video), the ABC TV Sunday Afternoon (video), the SBS TV Charles Blackman (video). View the Best of Boyd, Blog, Videos.

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Charles Blackman is Australia's most significant artist from post-WWII up until today. Awards: (1956) Signatory to Antipodeans Manifesto, (1958) Rowney prize, (1958) George Crouch Prize, (1960) Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Art Award, (1960) George Crouch Prize, (1960) Wins Prize, 1963 Georges Invitation Art Prize, 1997 OBE Award. COLLECTIONS worldwide include important private, corporate, regional galleries and university collections: Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Macquarie University, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Queensland Art Gallery and many more.

Charles Blackman Alice in Wonderland painting Alice's Journey sold for $1,02 million established Blackman as the highest paid living Australian artist (21/11/2006).

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Charles Blackman (B.1928) Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991) Works on Paper


Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-158-671) Child 1982
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 26 cm x 20 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-346-497) Woman
Medium: Pencil
Image Size: 35 cm x 26 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-6-995) Alice Wonderland Feet Butterfly 1987
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 31 cm x 42 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-182-808) Young Girl 1987
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 42 cm x 31 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-3-745) Alice Wonderland Drink Me Butterfly 1987
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 31 cm x 42 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-361-994) Alice wonderland Mushrooms 1984
Medium: Felt Pen on Paper
Image Size: 42 cm x 31 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-201-1863) Red Hair Girl  ENLARGE
Medium: Watercolor
Image Size: 53 cm x 45 cm
Framed Size: 73 cm x 64 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-147-560) Giant Alice Wonderland1982
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 26 cm x 20 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title:  (No.16-366-684) Alice Wonderland Stove 1984
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 31 cm x 42 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-309-1118) Model on the Sofa 1991
Medium: Watercolor
Image Size: 21 cm x 28 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-305-621) Boy in High Chair 1991
Medium: Watercolor
Image Size: 28 cm x 21 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-303-671) Woman 1966  / Nude Standing VERSO
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Image Size: 26 cm x 20 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-303-671) Nude Standing 1966 VERSO Woman
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Image Size: 26 cm x 20 cm

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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-234-671) Girl with Hibiscus 1982
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 26 cm x 20 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-144-671) Young Women 1982
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 30 cm x 20 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-152-671) Young Boys 1982
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 26 cm x 20 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-153-560) Young Boy 1982
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 26 cm x 20 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-155-560) Woman Goddess 1982
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 26 cm x 20 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title:  (No.16-369-671) Alice Wonderland Unicorn 1984
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 42 cm x 31 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-212-870) Mother and Baby with a Cup of Tea 1987
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 26 cm x 36 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-289-559) Barbara Blackman Mirror Reflection & Flower  1979
Medium: Pencil
Image Size: 20 cm x 30 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title: (No.16-167-671) Diana Temple 1982
Medium: Felt Pen
Image Size: 20 cm x 26 cm
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Charles Blackman (B.1928) Master works


Artist: Charles Blackman
Title: The Crack-Up 1973
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Medium: Oil on Canvas (illustrated)
Image Size: 91 cm x 96 cm
Framed size: 130 cm x 135 cm
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Estimated: $180,000 - $250,000

Artist: Charles Blackman
Title: Girl and Cat 1969 
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Medium: Oil on Canvas
Image Size: 91 cm x 96 cm
Framed size: 130 cm x 135 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Title: Alice Tea Party 1962
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Medium: Mixed Media on Board
Image Size: 135 cm x 150 cm
Framed Size: 160 cm x 180 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Title: House with Red Roof
in Moonlight
1976  ENLARGE
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Image size: 125 cm x 105 cm
Framed size: 160 cm x 140 cm
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title:  (No.16-247-746) Child
Medium: Pastel
Image Size: 24 cm x 26 cm
Price: $3,500
 
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Artist: Charles Blackman
Final Works from the Studio (1966-1991)
Title:  (No.16-248-746) Child Rosy Cheeks
Medium: Pastel
Image Size: 24 cm x 26 cm
Price: $3,500
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Artist: Charles Blackman
 Title: Ikebana, Cats in Garden
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Image Size: 46 x 87.5 cm
Framed Size: 88 cm x 127 cm

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Artist: Charles Blackman
 Title: White Cats Garden, Cats in Garden
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Silk screen-print 24/80
Image Size: 56.5 x 89 cm
Framed Size: 94 x 124 cm

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Charles Blackman
 
Girl with Flowers
Pastels/Gouache
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Charles Blackman
Girls with Flowers Seating
by the Window
Pastels/Gouache
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Charles Blackman
Two Girls  with flowers
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Charles Blackman
Girls in the Boat 1972
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Charles Blackman
School Girl 1952
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Charles Blackman
Girl  Circa 1973
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Charles Blackman
Nude on Knees 1968
Pen and
Ink
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Charles Blackman
Schoolgirls and family
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Charles Blackman
Dinner 1973
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Charles Blackman
House with Red Roof
Oil on Canvas
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Charles Blackman
Trees
1972
Oil on Canvas
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Charles Blackman
Cats and Dogs C.1972
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Charles Blackman
Floating Figure C.19
72
Price: SOLD

Charles Blackman
Figure circa 1972
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Charles Blackman
Girl and Cat
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Charles Blackman
Lovers Circa 1972
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Charles Blackman
Butterfly C.19
73
Price: SOLD


Charles Blackman
Girl by the Window

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$1,020,000

Charles Blackman, Alice's Journey, Tempera and oil on composition board 122x275cm Est: $700,000-900,000 Sotheby's Australia Australian and International Art Melbourne 21/11/2006 Lot No. 30

$823,159 (£356,500)

Charles Blackman, Alice Amongst Flowers, Oil on board 91.4 x 130.8cm Est: GBP160,000-240,000 Christies, Modern and Contemporary Australian Art, London, 12/12/2007 Lot No. 42

$720,000

Charles Blackman, The Game of Chess 1956, Tempera and oil on composition board, signed and dated 'Charles Blackman 1956' upper right 106.7 x 122 cm Est: $600,000-800,000, Bonhams-Goodman, Australian and International Fine Art Melbourne 24/11/2009 Lot No. 33

$720,000

 

Charles Blackman, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Tempera and oil on composition board, signed Blackman 56 lower left; bears artist's name and title on reverse 105 x 121 cm, Est: $500,000-700,000 Sotheby's Australia, Important Australian Art Melbourne 05/05/2009 Lot No. 223

$648,000

Charles Blackman, The White Table cloth 1956, Tempera and oil on composition board, signed and dated 'Blackman 1956' lower left 119.3x135cm Est: $550,000-750,000, Sotheby's Australia Australian International Fine Art Sydney 31/08/2010 Lot No. 8

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Artist: Charles Blackman (B.1928)

Title: House with The Red Roof in Moonlight 1976 from the St Albans series

Medium: Oil on canvas Signed lower left: BLACKMAN

Image size: 125 cm x 105 cm

Framed size: 160 cm x 140 cm

'House with The Red Roof in Moonlight' 1976  
the artist utilizes the strong contrasts of the bite black, green leafed trees and a touch of blue. The red-roofed house with
the Moonlight garden beckons peaceful family existence, the feeling of permanence and the sense of belonging.

Charles Blackman once said:
"
When I was young I thought there was a dream in the in between of finding and knowing, but the dream
was family and eternity of torment of unknowing".
Charles Blackman grew up with mother and three sisters whose dreams, emotions and images become part of his conscience. Blackman understood the importance of love and family. 'The House with the Red Roof' conveys his appreciation of family reassurance. Joy Hester, said "The hand and the eye of the painter is what love is to a poet" thus Blackman's art has the infinite power and universal appeal, he is loved by all.

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Artist: Charles Blackman

Title: Girl and Cat 1969

Medium: Oil on Canvas Signed lower left:  BLACKMAN Date lower left: 1969

Image Size: 91 cm x 96 cm

Framed size: 130 cm x 135 cm

Painted 1969 'Girl and Cat' painted 1969 is a museum-quality masterwork from the period of the artist highest artistic acclaim following the win of Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Art Award.

Charles Blackman and Barbara Patterson married in 1951. Girl in the painting, playing with a Cat, is Barbara Blackman nee Patterson (an artist's model).

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 Charles Blackman Alice's Journey sold for $1,02 million| The AGE, 21 Nov 2006

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Artist: Charles Blackman

Title: 'The Crack Up' 1973

Medium: Oil on canvas Signed top left: BLACKMAN Date top left: 73

Image Size:  91 cm x 96 cm

Framed size: 130 cm x 135 cm

'The Crack Up' is museum-quality important masterwork from the period of Blackman's high acclaim. The painting is illustrated in THE LOST DOMAINS (page 128).

In 1960 Charles Blackman won the Helena Rubinstein Traveling Scholarship Art Award that has insured Blackman international recognition.

'Crack-Up' is indeed a brilliant work of art, it depicts deep emotion underling under the surface great love, affection, adoration and dilemmas of relationships in a portrait of a famous American writer Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda.

It is a razor sharp, but tender, exciting and emotionally moving painting opening deep feelings of love torment and passions.

 Scott Fitzgerald was regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest writersCharles Blackman depicts Zelda in warm and happy tones yet, as she is peeled from the mind of her husband, almost as she was Fitzgerald own creation. Blackman portrays the troubled writer Scott Fitzgerald in dark chilly shades.

The black outline around two figures is rare and epitomizes Australian tie to the global movement Pop-Art. Australian artists, far from the rest of the world, seldom embodied a new significant international movements except for some internationally renowned Australian artists. Charles Blackman lived in London in the centre of international art 1961 to 1966 and was able to recognize and embrace the important worldwide art progress of Andy Warhol style identified as Pop-Art.

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Charles Blackman painting 'Alice's Journey' sold for $1,02 million| The AGE 21 Nov 2006

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Artist: Charles Blackman born 1928

Title: 'Alice Tea Party' also known as 'Figure by the Window'

Accompanied by the Certificate Authenticity signed by the artist

Medium: Mixed Media on Board

Signed lower left: Blackman London 1962  Date lower left: 1962

Image Size: 135 cm x 150 cm

Framed Size: 160 cm x 180 cm

Exhibited:

  • Whitechapel Gallery, London

  • Zwemmer Gallery, London

  • Woburn Abbey, London

  • Leicester Galleries, London

In 1960 Blackman won the prestigious Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Award that ensured the artist international recognition and worldwide success. 'Alice Tea Party' is Blackman's museum-quality, masterwork conveying the sense of vulnerability that underpins much of Blackman work. Painted 1962 'Alice Tea Party' is from the period of Blackman international high acclaim. Charles Blackman is at ease with the feminine subject's and eloquently reveals in Alice series of paintings.  The artist pays particular attention to details and with the subtle shades and intricate precision Blackman achieves a powerful poignant painting that has the sheer physical presence of much contemporary work. Blackman friend, Joy Hester, said "The hand and the eye of the painter is what love is to a poet" Blackman's art has the infinite power and universal appeal. 

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Charles Blackman painting 'Alice's Journey' sold for $1,02 million| The AGE 21 Nov 2006

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Artist: Charles Blackman (B.1928)

Title: Red Hair Girl

Medium: Watercolor

Image Size: 53 cm x 45 cm

Framed Size: 73 cm x 64 cm

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Charles Blackman Videos

VIDEO: Charles Blackman Retrospective Exhibition in Galeria Aniela reviewed by the Blackman Trust Curator, Walter Granek comprised 80 paintings and works on paper from 1946 to 1999

Blackman 'Alice's Journey' sold for $1,02 million| The AGE 21 Nov 2006

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Charles Blackman Biography 

Charles Blackman Alice's Journey sold for $1,02 million was snapped up in frenetic bidding t Sotheby's, a record for a living Australian artist (The Age Melbourne, 21 Oct 2006). Alice's Journey is one of dozens of paintings from Blackman's 1950s series inspired by Lewis Carroll's story Alice in Wonderland.

Charles Blackman Awards:

(1956) Signatory to Antipodeans Manifesto

(1958) Rowney prize, Richmond Gallery Melbourne.

(1958) George Crouch Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

(1960) George Crouch Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

(1960) Wins prize. A. Shore, The Age (February)

(1960) Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Art Award - Helena Rubinstein Traveling art Scholarship Award was established in Australia In 1957. A £300 annual Rubinstein Prize was awarded for portraits by Australian artists. An annual Rubinstein Prize was awarded for portraits by Australian artists. Prize winners: Frank Hodgkinson (1958), Charles Blackman (1960), William Boissevain (1961), Margaret Olley (1962), Vladas Meskenas (1963), Judy Cassab (1964 and 1965) and Jack Carington Smith (1966).

(1963) Georges Invitation Art Prize, Georges Gallery Melbourne (one painting and one drawing)

(1997) OBE

Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship established in Australia In 1957. Prize winners included:

Frank Hodgkinson (1958)

Charles Blackman (1960)

William Boissevain (1961)

Margaret Olley (1962)

Vladas Meskenas (1963)

Judy Cassab (1964 and 1965)

Jack Carington Smith (1966)

Charles Blackman, a major painter in Australian art of the post-war years is one of the most important and the best loved Australian artists. He is one of only a handful Australian artists whose work attracted international recognition. Blackman is one of two living Australian artist whose painting have sold over one million dollars.

Blackman Alice's Journey, one of dozens of paintings from Blackman's 1950s series inspired by Lewis Carroll's story Alice in Wonderland, was snapped up in frenetic bidding at Sotheby's for $1.02 million, a record for a living Australian artist | The Age Melbourne | 21 Oct. 2006

Charles Blackman attracted international recognition after he won the Helena Rubenstein Art Award in 1960. Blackman was living in London from 1961-66. Even though Blackman has shown the sustaining power to originate a wide supply of superb images over a period of five decades though many of his early paintings were destroyed during the Melbourne fire except for some which live to tell the tale.

Blackman has exhibited frequently since and is known for his facility in drawing. In 1951 Blackman married a poet, Barbara Patterson, who was to become a lasting presence in his work. Blackman was a co-founder of the Melbourne Contemporary Art Society in 1953 and was one of seven Antipodeans responsible for the Antipodean Manifesto.

Antipodean Manifesto was a reaction against what they saw as the meteoric rise of abstract expressionism and non-figurative art in Australia and its intolerance of figurative painting. Blackman has won many awards throughout his career, including the Rowney prize for drawing in 1959, the Helena Rubenstein Scholarship in 1960, the Dyeson Endowment Award and the Crouch Prize. Blackman's work was included in the Whitechapel Open Exhibition in 1961 and Tate Gallery exhibitions of Australian Art 1962-63. A major retrospective, 'Schoolgirls and Angels' was organised in 1993 by the National Gallery of Victoria and was touring to Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

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Charles Blackman haunting-enchanting images of women and girls, have an enduring appeal. Two significant themes in his work have been the Schoolgirl and Alice in Wonderland and the accentuation of his figure's eyes occur throughout Blackman's works with a pervasive sense of melancholy Alice paintings

In 1997 Blackman was awarded an OBE for his services to art. His work is held in all Australian state and most regional galleries, institutional and private collections. Blackman famous Alice paintings came about after listening to the classic Lewis Carroll book in taped form with his sight-impaired writer wife, Barbara. Being the inner and romantic painter Blackman is able to translate the inner world of childhood magic - the fairy tale, taking us to the world of fantasy and joy. His Alice paintings have universal appeal with her fantasy, romantic spirit, beauty and mystery.

Charles Blackman is one of those artists whose work remains compelling for a large audience like Nolan’s Ned Kelly, a fractured Picasso woman or a Salvatore Dali melting watch, Blackman’s Alice's and tea party, schoolgirls and lovers have become fixtures in the modern imagination. Blackman's fascination, discovery and understanding of the female charm and affection make up an important part of his creativity. Blackman uses mystery and magic to translate the world of emotions, a feeling of secret atmosphere, love, warmth and affection.

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VIDEO: Charles Blackman Retrospective Exhibition 1946-1999 curated by Walter Granek the Blackman Trust in Galeria Aniela .

Selected Exhibitions

1952
Private exhibitions at artist’s Hawthorne studio, Melbourne, February.

1953
Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne, Paintings by Artists Living in Melbourne, 10 February
Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne, Paintings and Drawings by Charles Blackman,
12 May
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 8 Melbourne Painters, 29 July

Mirka’s Studio, Melbourne, Paintings and Drawings: Charles Blackman, sixteen paintings, seventeen drawings, opened by Barrett Reid
New Gallery, Adelaide, 17 November, sixteen paintings, fifteen drawings, opened by Max Harris.

1954
Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne, 9 Victorian Artists, 22 February, two glass paintings. Mirka’s Studio, Melbourne, Royal Tour Contemporary Art Exhibition, 25 February, one painting (The shadow), opened by Hepzibah Menuhin. A. McCulloch, Herald, 24 February.
Town Hall, Melbourne, Royal Tour Contemporary Art Society of Australia Exhibition, March, one work.
Tye’s Gallery, Melbourne, Contemporary Art Society Commemorative Exhibition, 6 April, five paintings. A. Shore, Argus, 7 April.
Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne, July, three drawings.
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Two exhibitions, 14 July, nine paintings, three drawings, opened by Mrs H.V. Evatt. J. Cook, Daily Telegraph; J. Gleeson, Sun.
Mirka’s Studio, Melbourne, Contemporary Art Society Exhibition, 3 August, one painting (Fitzroy terrace houses), opened by Walter Susskind. B. Reid, Arts Review, August/September.
Education Galleries, Contemporary Art Society 16th Annual Interstate Exhibition, October, Trumpeter and drummer, opened by Silveo Daneo. Age, 12 October; Sun Herald, 17 October.
Mirka’s Studio, Melbourne, Contemporary Art Society Exhibition, 18 October, two drawings.
Mirka’s Studio, Melbourne, Blackman Paintings, * 2 November, thirty paintings.
Age, 2 November; A. Shore, Argus, 2 November; A. McCulloch, Herald, 3 November; Sun, 3 November.

1955
Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, Herald Outdoor Art Show, 11 March, one Painting (Hoardings).
Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne, Four Artists, June. Argus, 21 June with Pugh, Eric Smith, M. Bembina.
Preston Motors Showroom, Melbourne, Contemporary Art Society of Australia Annual Exhibition, 10 May, six Avonsleigh paintings.
Department of Education Galleries, Sydney, Contemporary Art Society 17th Annual Interstate Exhibition, 20 October, (Reverie).

1956
Supreme Court Gardens, Perth, 4th Annual Festival of Perth, 3 March, one painting, opened by Basil Kirke.
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Inaugural Gift Exhibition, 1 June, one painting (The sower), introduction by Eric Westbrook.
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Contemporary Art Society of Australia General State Exhibition, * July, three paintings.
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Exhibition of Paintings by Charles Blackman, 7 August, thirty Avonsleigh paper paintings. A. Sh
aw, Argus, 7 August; A. McCulloch, Herald, 8 August.
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Olympic Exhibition, opened by Peter Scriven, November, two Alice pictures and poster design.
National Gallery of Victoria, The Arts Festival of the Olympic Games, 20 November, one painting (The boat).

1957
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Paintings from Alice in Wonderland, * 12 February, thirty-five paintings.
A. McCulloch, Herald, 12 February; Age, 12 February.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Charles Blackman, * introduction by Judith Wright, 19 June, seventeen paintings. The Australian Women’s Weekly Portrait Prize, Australian capital cities, August, one painting(Barbara and Auguste). G. Langer, Courier Mail, August.
Caltex House, Sydney, Our Changing Cities, 11 November, opened by Margaret Rutherford.
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition, 6 November, two paintings (Transition and The Dream).

1958
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, George Crouch Prize, February, one painting (Reverie). A. McCulloch, Herald; A. Shore, Age.
Skinner Galleries, Perth, Melbourne Painters, February.
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, A Critics Choice, March two sketches.
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Second Anniversary Exhibition, 3 June, four paintings. Herald, 4 June.
Terry Clune Gallery, Sydney, Recent Paintings by Charles Blackman, * 16 July, opened by Elwyn Lynn. J. Gleeson, Sun, 16 July.
Richmond Gallery, Melbourne, Rowney Drawing Prize, September.
Museum of Modern Art of Australia, Melbourne, A Melbourne Collection of Paintings and Drawings, 30 September, nine paintings, introduction by Barrie Reid, foreword by Kurt Geiger.
Museum of Modern Art of Australia, Annual Interstate Exhibition of Contemporary Art Society, 14 October, one painting (Image), opened by Dr Alan Wynn.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Charles Blackman, * 17 November, forty-one paintings. G. Langer, Courier Mail, 18 November.

1959
National Gallery of Victoria, Survey III – Figurative Painting, February, one painting, two large watercolours, collection of drawings (with Boyd, Nolan, Perceval, Pugh, Williams). A. Shore, Age; T. Burstall, Observer, 21 February.
Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney, Rowney Drawing Prize, July, (The embrace). Wins Prize. A. McCulloch, Herald, 8 July.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Southern and Queensland Artists, three paintings.
Victorian Artists’ Society, Melbourne, Antipodeans, 4 August, eleven paintings, Antipodean
manifesto and opening by Bernard Smith. A. Shore, Age, 4 August; A. McCulloch, Herald, 5 August; F. Philipp, Nation, 29 August; Modern Art News, Vol. 1, No. 1.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Helena Rubenstein Travelling Art Scholarship, September, five paintings. Modern Art News, Vol. 1, No. 2.
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Forty-Five Guineas, 24 November, (The children).

1960
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, George Crouch Prize, February, (Commemoration ceremony).
(Wins prize). A. Shore, Age, February; A. McCulloch, Herald, February.
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, World Refugee Year, 7 June, three paintings of still life.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Charles Blackman, * 26 June, forty-one works.
G. Langer, Courier Mail, June.
National Gallery of Victoria,
Helena Rubenstein Travelling Art Scholarship, 23 August, five works. Wins prize. A. Warren, Sun, 23 August; Age, 24 August.
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, Anniversary Show, December, one painting.

1961
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, Charles Blackman: The Artist in the Making, * February, thirty paper paintings.
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, Opening Exhibition, 1 March, two paintings.
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Recent Australian Painting, June, three paintings, catalogue introduction by Robert Hughes, preface by Bryan Robertson. Reprinted with reproductions London Magazine; J.D, Pringle, Observer, 4 June; B. Robertson, Sunday Telegraph, 11 June.
Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, Biennale des Jeunes, September, with Daws and Whiteley, two paintings (Lettres Francaises).
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Hallmark Anniversary Awards Exhibition, September, one painting (The waiting room).
Saigon, Vietnam, 20 Nations Exhibition, September. Awarded Bronze Medal. Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, A group of Melbourne Artists, 20 September, three drawings.
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, October.
A. McCulloch, Herald, 25 October.
Matthiesen Gallery, London, Paintings and Drawings by Charles Blackman, * 3 November, thirty-two paintings, seven drawings, foreword by Bryan Robertson. Times, 5 November, 6 December; Advertiser, 7 November; N. Wallis, Observer, 5 November; E. Newton, Manchester Guardian, 6 November; T.G. Rosenthal, Arts Review, 4 November; A Brookner, Burlington Magazine, 6 December.
Raymond Burr Galleries, Beverley Hills, Australian Artists Exhibition, 30 November. Queen Magazine, November.

1962
Matthiesen Gallery, London, House Show, 9 February, three paintings. Times, 9 February.
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Recent Australian Painting, touring exhibition organised by Arts Council of Great Britain, March, two paintings.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian Art – Colonial, Impressionists, Contemporary, March, four paintings. Times, 28 March.
Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, Selections from the Kym Bonython Collection, March, two paintings.
Framingham Chase, Norfolk, Loan Exhibition of American, Australian and British Paintings, 25 May, two paintings and cover catalogue, opening with reading of English poetry and discussion by Bryan Robertson, Michael Jaffe and others. Eastern Daily Press, 26 May.
Whitechapel Gallery, London, Hallmark International Awards Exhibition, June, one painting (Waiting room).
Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, Commonwealth Artists Today, 3 November.
Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, ‘Australian Artists Abroad’ 26 November, three paintings. R. Tuck, Adelaide Advertiser; G. Dutton, Adelaide Advertiser.

1963
Tate Gallery, London, Australian Art – Colonial, Impressionists, Contemporary, January, later Edinburgh and Toronto, four paintings. Times, 24 January; Guardian, 24 January; Daily Telegraph, 24 January; Observer, 27 January; Weekend Review, 27 January; E. Mullins, Sunday Telegraph, 27 January; New York Herald, 30 January; T.G. Rosenthal, Listener, 31 January; Financial Times, 5 February, Spectator, February.
Georges Gallery, Melbourne, Georges Invitation Art Prize 1963, February, one painting (The lovers) and one drawing.
New Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone, UK, Australian Paintings and Sculpture in Europe Today, 20 April, touring to Holland, June, Stadeli Art Institute, Frankfurt, 4 July, (with Boyd, French, Whiteley and Delafield Cook) organised by Alannah Coleman, three paintings.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Paintings, Drawings, Blackman, * 2 April, sixty-one drawings, thirteen paintings, introduction by Judith Wright.
King Street Gallery, Cambridge, Some Overseas Painters, July.
Queensland Art Gallery, Australian Painting Today, 19 September, two paintings, introduction by R. Hughes.
Woburn Abbey, London, International Exhibition and Sale of Works of Art of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 27 October, six paintings, foreword by His Grace The Duke of Bedford.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian Print Survey, October, one lithograph. Sunday Mirror, 10 November.

1964
Georges Gallery, Melbourne, Georges Invitation Art Prize 1964, 20 February, one painting (The checkered dress) and one drawing (Girl with tulips).
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, 17 March, twenty-five paintings, six drawings, opened by Georges Mora.
A. McCulloch, Herald, 18 March; B. Smith, Age, 18 March; Sunday Telegraph, 22 March; J. Gleeson, Bulletin, 22 March.
Queen Square Gallery, Leeds, Five Australian Painters, 15 April, four paintings.
Georges Gallery, Melbourne, Friends of the National Gallery of Victoria Loan Collection, 17 July, two paintings, W, Oliver, The Yorkshire Post, 16 April.
National Gallery of Victoria, You-Beaut Country: Australian Landscape Painting 1837 – 1964, 29 October, one work (Moonscape).
National Gallery of Victoria, The Art of Drawing, 3 December, one drawing. National Gallery of Victoria Art Bulletin, vol. 3, 1961, pl. 25.

1965

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, and Kyoto, Japan, Three Australian Painters Exhibition, 2 January, six paintings.
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, Opening Show 1965, 17 February, one painting (Two Schoolboys). E. Lynn, Australian, 17 February; B. Smith, Age, 17 February.
Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, opening show, February.
Terry Clune Gallery, Sydney, Charles Blackman, * 17 March, fourteen collage drawings, seven paintings. J. Ogburn, Sun, 18 March; D. Thomas, Sunday Telegraph, 21 March; E. Lynn, Australian, 27 March.
Gallery A, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, Inaugural Exhibition, 7 April, one work (Girl with flowers). Herald, 12 May.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Young Australian Painters, as touring exhibition to Tokyo and Kyoto, 4 August, three paintings.
David Jones Gallery, Sydney, W. D. and H. O. Wills Prize, 14 August, one painting (Petticoat Lane). E. Lynn, Australian, August.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Boyd, Blackman, Daws, 31 August, five paintings. G. Langer, Courier Mail
Georges Gallery, Melbourne, Australian Art in the 1960’s, one painting (Two children).
Zwemmer Gallery, London, New Paintings: Charles Blackman, * 14 September, nineteen paintings, three drawings, poem in catalogue by E. E. Cummings, foreword by J. D. Pringle. A. Alvarez, Arts Review, 18 September; W. Grant, Times, 27 September; N. Gosling, Observer, 26 September; Jewish Chronicle, 24 September; F. Laws, Guardian, 26 September; F. Whitford, Commonwealth, London, September; T. G. Rosenthal, Listener, 30 September.

1966
Skinner Galleries, Perth, New Paintings: Charles Blackman, * February, twenty-four paintings. I. Wroth, West Australian; A. King, West Australian; Salek Minc, The Critic, 28 January.
Hungry Horse Art Gallery, Sydney, Opening Exhibition, 14 February, one painting.
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, New Paintings: Charles Blackman, * 29 March, nineteen paintings, foreword by Barry Humphries. A. McCulloch, Herald, 16 March, B. Smith, Age, 23 March, E. Lynn, Australian, 2 April.
Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney, April.
Australian, 2 April, 16 April.
Gallery A, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, The Nude in Australian Art, 21 May, one painting (Seated nude with flowers).
Introduction by Sir Kenneth Clark. E. Lynn, Australian, 21 May, E. Lynn, Bulletin, 7 January 1967.
David Jones Gallery, Transfield Prize, one painting (Haze of summer). E. Lynn, Australian.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Australian Prints Today, 15 July, five lithographs, introduction by Peter Morse.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Reflections, * 14 August, sixty paintings introduced by Charles Blackman. G. Langer, Courier Mail, August.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Alice in Wonderland, * 4 September, twenty-three paintings not for sale, introduction by Judith Wright. G. Langer, Courier Mail, 7 September.
South London Art Gallery, Camberwell, 22 October, two paintings.
Gallery A, Melbourne, Summer Exhibition 1966 – 67, 14 December, one work (Woman resting).

1967
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, Alice in Wonderland, * 23 March, thirty paintings, opened by John Reed. P. McCaughey, Age. 22 March; A. McCulloch, Herald, 22 March; E. Lynn, Bulletin, April; R. Millar, Australian, 15 April.
Georges Gallery, Melbourne, Georges Invitation Art Prize 1967, 10 May, one painting, one drawing (Wave watchers at Surfers Paradise). Wins second prize. Age, 19 May; E. Lynn, Bulletin, 20 May.
Gallery A, Sydney , Original Lithographs by Charles Blackman, Russell Drysdale and Donald Friend, 29 June, seven lithographs. J. Gleeson, Sun Herald, 2 July; W. Thornton, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 June; H. Sweeney, Sunday Telegraph, 2 July.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC and tour, The Australian Painters 1964 – 1966, contemporary Australian painting from the Mertz Collection, three paintings.
Georges Gallery, Melbourne, Some Interesting Australians, 8 August, one painting, opened by Georges Mora.
National Gallery of Victoria, Print Prize Exhibition 1967, 1 September, one lithograph (Sea air), introduction by Dr Ursula Hoff. Albert Hall, Canberra, Charles Blackman, * 22 November, twenty-five paintings, one drawing, six lithographs, introduction by Bernard Smith, opened by Lady Casey, organised by Arts Council of Australia, ACT Division. D. Brook, Canberra Times, 23 November.
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, November, two works.
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, Charles Blackman: Recent Sydney * 6 December, twenty-six paintings. J. Gleeson, Sun (Sydney), 6 December; W. Thornton, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December; G. Lansell, Sunday Telegraph, 10 December; E. Lynn, Bulletin, 16 December; J. Gleeson, Sun Herald, 10 December.

1968
National Gallery of Victoria, Printmakers, one lithograph (Interior), introduction by Eric Westbrook and Grahame King.
Clune Gallery, Sydney, Dreams: Interpretations by Australian Painters, 5 March, one painting (Alice in Wonderland).
Leicester Galleries, London, Charles Blackman, * 23 May, twenty-eight paintings, six lithographs, introduction by Bernard Smith. Arts Review, 25 May; Apollo, May; Studio International, June.
White Studio Gallery, Adelaide, Survey 68, 11 August, one painting. Advertiser, 7 August.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Collector’s Choice, September, one painting.
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Certain chairs launch, 2 October, book with related paintings and illustrations. Age, 2 October.
Gallery A, Sydney, Arts Vietnam, 3 October, one drawing, opened by Bernard Smith.
David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, Alice in Wonderland, * 14October, thirty-five paintings, introduction by Judith Wright.
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, Park and Other Paintings: Charles Blackman, 29 October, twenty paintings, twenty-two glass paintings plus lithographs and drawings.
P. McCaughey, Age, 30 October; R. Millar, Australian, 30 October; A. McCulloch, Herald, 30 October.

1969
Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, 28 March, eleven paintings and six Certain chairs drawings. Newcastle Morning Herald, 27 March.
Joseph Brown Gallery, South Yarra, John Glover to Brett Whiteley, 7 April, one painting (15 Cameos). Age, 9 April.
Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne, Drawing Exhibition, 8 June, one drawing. Australian, 8 June.
Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, Charles Blackman, 8 July, twenty-eight paintings, forty-three drawings, four serigraphs.
S. Hall, Bulletin, 5 July; J. Gleeson, Sun, 9 July; Sunday Telegraph, 20 July; J. Henshaw, Australian, 12 July; T. Morphett, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 July; N. Scott, Australian, 5 July.
Skinner Galleries, Perth, November.
National Gallery of Victoria, touring Australia, Third Print Prize Exhibition 1969, 15 December, one silkscreen (White cat’s garden).
Strines Gallery, Melbourne, 17 December. Age, 17 December.

1970
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, 1 February, one painting. Herald, 1 February.
Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, Charles Blackman, * 8 March, eighteen oil paintings, eleven gouaches, nine glass and a series of paper cut-outs, introduction by Frank Thompson, opened by Sir Robert Helpmann. E. Young, Advertiser, 8 March; A. McCulloch, Herald, 11 March; J. Gleeson, Sun-Herald, 22 March.
Arthur Creek, Mechanics Institute, 11 March, early loan paintings with Pugh, Boys and others. A. Galbally, Age, 11 March’ A. McCulloch, Herald, 11 March.
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, paintings by Blackman, Boyd, Nolan and French, 7 July, one large painting. A. McCulloch, Herald, 1 February.
Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, Australian Irresistibles 1930 – 1970, 11 August, one painting, introduction by Alannah Coleman.
National Gallery of Victoria, Children in Perspective, 19 August, one drawing (Girl with windswept hair).
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, An experience of Paris: Park – City – Church, 30 October, sixty-one paintings. G. Langer, Courier Mail, 6 November; Sunday Mail, 8 November.

1971
National Gallery of Victoria, Lithographs, Etchings, Silkscreens by Australian Artists, March, one lithograph (Passage), introduction by G. Thomson.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne University Collection, 19 July, No. 30, one drawing, introduction by R.D. Marginson and Betty Clarke.
Skinner Gallery, Perth, Charles Blackman, * 24 October, introduction by P.Æ.H, opened by Very Reverend John Hazlewood, nineteen paintings. M. Mason, West Australian, 25 October.
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, Tapestries and Paintings by Charles Blackman, * 1 November, twenty paintings, six tapestries, foreword by Charles Blackman A. McCulloch, Herald, 3 November; Age, 3 November; R. Lansell, Sunday Australian, 7 November.
National Gallery of Victoria, Travelodge Collection and Prize, 4 November, one painting from collection, foreword by Michael Parker.
Albert Hall, Canberra, Recent Australian Art, December, one painting, foreword by the Rt. Hon. J. G. Gorton, introduced by James Mollison.

1972
Villiers Gallery, Sydney, Charles Blackman and his Contemporaries, January.
Clune Galleries, Sydney, Tapestries and Paintings by Charles Blackman * (from South Yarra Gallery), 7 March, six tapestries, thirteen paintings, K. Looby, National Times, 13 March; S. McGrath, Australian, 25 March.
Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, Australian Graphics, * 25 March.
Mornington Peninsula Art Centre, Charles Blackman: Fifty Drawings, * 12 May, opened by Colonel Aubrey Gibson, Peninsula Post, 24 May.
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, 6 June, paintings.
Geelong Art Gallery, Sale of Works on Loan from Tolarno Gallery, August. Advertiser (Geelong), 5 August.
Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, Gallery Artists, 7 October, two paintings.
Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, A Time Remembered, with Boyd, Crooke, Dickerson, Drysdale, Nolan and Rees, 12 November, eight paintings.
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, 13th Anniversary Show, 12 December, one painting.

1973
Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, 6 April.
Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Charles Blackman, * 12 September, twenty-eight paintings. J. Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June; Woman’s Day, 20 August; G. Richardson, Daily Telegraph, 1 September.

1974
David Sumner Galleries, Adelaide, March, six tapestries and retrospective showing of drawings (Sunbather poster and flip books), * curated by Rosalind Hollinrake, opened by Laurie Thomas. D. Chapman, Advertiser.
South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, Charles Blackman, * 12 March, drawings and tapestries, foreword by Charles Blackman M. Shannon, Australian, 16 March; B. Boles, Nation Review, 22 March.
Skinner Galleries, Perth, Charles Blackman, * 16 April, three tapestries, nine paintings, twenty-nine pastels, introduction by P.Æ.H.
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Opening Exhibition, with Dickerson, Daws and Kmit, June, seven oils on paper of horse subjects.
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Charles Blackman, * 24 July, opened by Mrs Sylvia Jones, thirteen pictures including six portraits on the life of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald.
University of Melbourne Gallery, Alan Boxer Collection, 7 August, one painting (Rabbit Teaparty). M. Gilchrist, Age, 7 August.
Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, 100 Artists, 1 November, one drawing.
Joseph Brown Gallery, South Yarra, Christmas Exhibition, December, one drawing.
A. McCulloch, Herald, 11 December.

1975
Stadia Graphics, Australian Painter-Printmakers, January.
Churchill Gallery, Perth, February, three works.
Fremantle Arts Centre, Woman in Art (with Dickerson, Daws and James), 13 February, five paintings, five drawings, introduction by Fay Zwicky.
Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, Sacred and Profane, 20 March, seven works including fourteen-panel Elegy for an Adolescent.
W.E. Pidgeon, Sunday Telegraph, 30 March.
David Summer Gallery, Adelaide, September, Charles Blackman: Recent Drawings, * opened by Margaret Whitlam.
Albert Hall, Canberra, Drawings from Paris, * 1 October, ninety-one drawings, opened by Georges Mora. Organised t ACT Arts Council. Canberra Times, 2 October.
Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, Collectors Choice, 24 October, one painting.

1976
National Gallery of Victoria, touring Australia, The Antipodeans Revisited, with Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, Guy Boyd, Dickerson, Brack, Pugh and Perceval, introduction to catalogue by John Guy.
Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne, The nude, June. Nation Review, 4 – 10 June.
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Celebration of Surfers, * 4 August, twenty-three paintings.
National Gallery of Victoria, A Collection of Contemporary Australian Art from BHP House, 23 August, opened by Eric Rowlinson, lithograph (Evening light) featured on invitation.
York Fair, Western Australia, The Painter and his Landscape, October, three paintings.
Macquarie Galleries, Canberra, Ode to
St Albans Moonlight, Nude and Landscape, 21 October, thirty drawings.

1977
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, Colette, * 5 February, thirteen drawings, opened by David Campbell. S. McGrath, Australian, 10 February; Weekend Australian, 10 February; W. Pidgeon, Sunday Telegraph, 13 February; N. Borlase, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 February.
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Colette, * 29 March, fourteen drawings, one huge watercolour painting. A. McCulloch, Herald, 31 March; M.Gilchrist, Age, 30 March; G. Makin, Sun, 29 March.
Town Hall, Melbourne, touring to regional galleries, The Heroic Years of Australian Painting 1940 – 65, 2 April, one painting (Suddenly everything happens).
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, A Collection of Fine Paintings, Tapestries and Sculpture, 19 April, two drawings, one painting.
A. McCulloch, Herald, 26 April; M. Gilchrist, Age, 20 April.
Georges Gallery, Melbourne, Georges Invitation Art Prize 1977, 17 May, one painting, one drawing.
Georges Gallery, Melbourne, An Australian in Paris, * 15 June, one hundred drawings, opened by Georges Mora. Sun, 16 June; R. Millar, Herald, 16 June; G. Sturgeon, Australian, 20 June.
Collectors’ Lithographs Gallery, Melbourne, George Baldessin and Charles Blackman, June, sixteen etchings, lithographs and serigraphs. Sun, 15 June.
Australian Commission, Hong Kong, arranged by Shirley Wagner Gallery, Sydney, Charles Blackman, * 4 October, thirty paintings, seventeen etchings, ten pastels, opened by Bill Wyllie, introduction by Bernard Smith. N. Carmeron, South China Morning Post, 10 October.
Barry Stern Gallery, Paddington, Mother Goose and Other Tales, * 7 December, twenty-one drypoints, twenty etchings.
S. McGrath, Australian, 12 December; J. Nield, Quadrant, January 1978.

1978
Gallery A, Summer Exhibition, 3 January, one painting (Seated Figure).
Undercroft Gallery, Perth, An Australian in Paris, * 3 February, ninety-one drawings, opened by Jack Bendat. M. Mason, West Australian, 12 February.
Lister Gallery, Perth, Charles Blackman, * 15 February, thirty paintings, eight pastels, M. Mason, West Australian, 12 February.
Barefoot Art Gallery, Perth, An Exhibition of Etchings and Lithographs, 12 March.
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Mother Goose and Other Tales, * March. Herald, 16 March.
Collectors’ Lithographs Gallery, Melbourne, Mother Goose and Other Tales, * 14 March.
Joseph Brown Gallery, South Yarra, 7 April, two paintings.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Contemporary Australian Drawing, 5 May, two drawings, foreword by Lou Klepac.
Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, 16 June, twelve paintings, four pastels, twenty-one etchings.
Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, Charles Blackman, * August, twenty-one dry-points, twelve drawings, two paintings. C. Butler, Advertiser, 25 August; P. Ward, Australian, 29 August.
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, Charles Blackman, * 16 September, eleven paintings, twenty-six drawings. N. Borlase, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September; S. McGrath, Australian, 15 September; W.E. Pidgeon, Sunday Telegraph, 24 September.
Joseph Brown Gallery, South Yarra, 25 September, three drawings, tem paintings. Herald, 5 October.
National Gallery of Victoria, Tapestry and the Australian Painter, 19 October, one tapestry (Overground and Underground), introduction by Patrick McCaughey.

1979
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Focus 79, April, tour works, introduction by Jenny Zimmer. M. Eagle, Age, 10 May; G. Sturgeon, Australian, 30 May.
Georges Gallery, Melbourne, organised by Violet Dulieu and Georges Mora, Charles Blackman: Rooms and Gardens, * 6 August, fifteen paintings, four drawings.
A. McCulloch, Herald, 9 August; S. Ross, Sun, 30 August; M. Eagle, Age, 9 August.
Collectors’ Lithographs Gallery, Melbourne, Drawings, August, four Colette drawings.
Ivanyi Galleries, Melbourne, Charles Blackman, Variations on a Theme, * 12 September, twenty-four paintings.
J. Makin, Sun.
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Charles Blackman: Rooms and Gardens, * 2 November, fifteen paintings, four drawings.

1980
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Recent Works 1980 * and book launch of Charles Blackman: The Lost Domains, 19 November, fifty-eight drawings. National Times, 23 November; G. Langer, Courier Mail, 25 November.

1981
Impressions Gallery, Charles Blackman: Recent Paintings, Drawings and Graphics, * March, fifty works.
Tokyo Central Museum, Charles Blackman OBE, 14 July, introduction by Shirley Wagner, thirty-seven paintings, thirty etchings arranged by Wagner Gallery, Sydney. N. Amadio, ‘Links with Orient’, Sunday Telegraph, 5 July; Sunday Telegraph, 12 July; Courier Mail, 16 and 17 July; Weekend Australian, 25-26 July; Mainichi Daily News, 25 July; Yomiuri Daily, 26 July; Mainichi Daily News, 5 September.

1982
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, Japan Drawings, * 9 January, two paintings, twenty-eight drawings. S. McGrath, Weekend Australian, 9 – 10 January; Sunday Telegraph, 10 January. G. Richardson, Home, April. Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Selected Works from the Heide Collection 1930 – 80, March, six works.
Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney, Gallery Artists, 20 April.
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, book launch, Paris Dreaming, 20 July. Age, 24 July; M. Brown, Herald, 21 July; M. Harris, Australian, 24 July.
National Gallery of Victoria, The Seventies: Australian Painting and Tapestries from the Collection of National Australia Bank, 15 October, one painting.

1983
Quentin Gallery, Perth, Charles Blackman, 22 February, twenty-two paintings, nineteen drawings, three screens, eight plates. J. Jackson and T. Owen, ‘Relishing a gypsy life’, February.
Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Heide II – As it was, 19 February, one painting.
Dempster Gallery, Melbourne, Ode to Alice, 29 April, eight etchings.
Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Alice in Wonderland, * 24 May, forty paintings, introduction by Judith Wright reprinted, opened by Race Mathews. S. Plant, Heidelberger, 25 May; R. Rooney, Australian; M. Simmons, Age, 28 May; R. Millar, Herald, 2 June.
Lauraine Diggins Gallery, Melbourne, Moderns Exhibition, 20 June, two paintings. R. Rooney, Weekend Australian, 2 July.
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Orpheus, * 19 August.
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Orpheus: The Song of Forever, * 26 August, fourteen large pastel drawings, and book launch by B. Reid. M. Montague, Sun Easterly Supplement, 1 September; M. Holloway, Age, 7 September; R. Millar, Australian; R. Beeby, Age, 1 September.
Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney, Orpheus, * August, thirty-nine paintings, one pastel, nine lithographs. Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Figures and Faces drawn from Life, 15 October, one painting (Portrait of Georges Mora).
Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, Rudy Komon Memorial Exhibition, 9 November, one painting.
Solander Gallery, Canberra, Orpheus and Other Paintings, * 18 November, six drawings, fifteen paintings. Canberra Times, 29 November.

1984
Bortignons Kalamunda Gallery of Man, Paris Dreaming, * 19 February, one hundred drawings.
Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, Paintings and Pastels, * 21 February, twenty-three pastels, oils and gouaches, twenty-four charcoal Composers drawings, introduction by James Murdoch, opened by Frank Thompson,
N. Weston, Advertiser (Adelaide), 28 February.
Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, 100 Works on paper from the Heide Collection, 21 February.
S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney (touring to Monash University Gallery), Aspects of Australian Figurative Paintings 1942 – 1962, 6 April, four paintings. S. McGrath, Australian; S. Spode, National Times, 4 May; S. Cramer, Age, 12 September.
Lauraine Diggins Gallery, Melbourne, Selected Australian Works of Art, 29 May, one painting.
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Charles Blackman: Works on Paper 1948 – 1957, * September, 169 drawings, introduction by Ursula Hoff. R. Rooney, Australian, 8 – 9 September; S. Cramer, Age, 12 September.
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Mid-20th Century Australian Paintings, 16 October, one painting (The family).
Murdoch University, Perth, Blackman Paris Dreaming Collection, * October, ninety-one works, introduction by Michael O’Toole.
Lauraine Diggins Gallery, Melbourne, October, three paintings.
Quentin Gallery, Perth, Alice in Wonderland, * 8 November, thirty paintings on paper. Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, Christmas Exhibition, 12 December.

1985
Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, Charles Blackman: Drawings from the Fifties, * 12 April, eighty-three drawings.
Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, Exhibition of works on paper 1948 – 1957, 25 May, 103 works. Age, 11 July.
Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, Charles Blackman: Works on paper, * August, about twenty Avonsleigh paintings.
Lauraine Diggins Gallery, Melbourne, Selected Australian Works of Art, 26 June, two paintings.
National Gallery of Victoria, The Great Decades of Australian Art, 21 November, two paintings, foreword by Patrick McCaughey.
Lauraine Diggins Gallery, Melbourne, Christmas Collection, 11 December, one painting.

1986
Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australian Modernism – the Heide Collection, mid-January, six paintings.
Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, A Book of Imaginary Butterflies, * 3 May, Coloured etchings, opened by Rodney Hall.
Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Thirty-three Men Painters (The Male Sensibility?), curated by Caroline Williams, 18 March, one painting.
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Selected Australian Works of Art, 30 June, one painting.

1987
Tokyo Central Museum, A Tropical Climate, * 20 January, seventeen paintings, and Suite of Imaginary Butterflies, coloured etchings, introduction by Shirley Wagner, also Sheraton Hotel, Honolulu, 3 January and Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney, 17 March, opened by W. Bruce Dureau. Japan Times, 25 January.
Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Friends and Relations, January, seven paintings.
Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Sydney, Opening Exhibition Sydney, 12 February, one painting.
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Charles Blackman: The Early Years (1954 – 1955), * April, fifteen Avonsleigh paper paintings
R. Rooney, Weekend Australian, 11 – 12 April.
Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Sydney, Selections from the Magic Flute and Other Lyric Suites, * 9 May, theatre designs for The Magic Flute, two paintings, sixteen watercolours; Midsummer Night’s Dream, six paintings, nine drawings; Celestial Mirror, ten paintings; Alice on Wonderland,, two paintings and five watercolours, opened by Nadine Amadio.
N. Amadio, Sunday Telegraph, 18 May.
Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Innocence and Danger: An Artist’s View of Childhood, 8 June, nineteen works, opened by Helen Maudsley. Age, 17 June; Weekend Australian, 20 – 21 June.
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Modern Australian Paintings, 10 June, one painting (Girl crying).

1988
Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Recent Acquisitions to the Heide Collection, January.
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Charles Blackman: The Schoolgirl Years (1951 – 1953), * 10 June, thirty-eight paintings. R. Millar, Herald Weekend Magazine, 22 June; R. Rooney, Weekend Australian, 18 – 19 June; G. Catalano, Age, 17 June; A. Clarke, Age, 18 June.
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Modern Australian Paintings, 23 June, one painting (Man in night landscape).
BMG Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide, Charles Blackman, * 12 August, twenty paintings and eleven monoprints, poem in catalogue by Baudelaire, opened by Max Harris.
M. Harris, Weekend Australian, 20 – 21 August.
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne, touring in 1989 to Nolan Gallery, Canberra; S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, The Antipodeans: Another Chapter, 17 October, five paintings, introduction by Arthur Boyd.

1989
BMG Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, Charles Blackman, Recent Work, * 9 March, nine paintings, eleven watercolours, nineteen monoprints, one drawing.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Twentieth Century Australian Watercolours from the Collection, 5 April, one work, introduction by Hendrik Kolenberg.
Westpac Gallery, Melbourne, Rainforest by Charles Blackman * and book launch, 1 June, opened by Margaret Carnegie. Herald, 30 May; D. Stone, Age, 2 June; G. Catalano, Age, 14 June.
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Modern Australian Painting, 20 June, one painting (Seated schoolgirl looking cross).
Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne, On the Wings of a Dream, * 27 July, six Alice Butterfly screenprints, catalogue with reprint pf Judith Wright’s 1966 foreword, statement by Barbara Blackman, essay by Caroline Field.
Savill Galleries, Sydney, Arthur Boyd and Charles Blackman: Important Works, 2 August.
S. Chenery, Age Good Weekend, 19 – 20 August.
Tokyo Central Museum, Charles Blackman – A Personal Fairy Story, Recent Paintings, * 3 October, paintings and monoprints, introduction by Shirley J. Wagner, opened by Rawdon Dalrymple. A. Jeffs, Japan Times, 11 October.
Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne, Artists under Saturn: Melancholy and the Macabre in Melbourne Art, 15 November, two oils, one drawing, introduction by Frances Lindsay.

1990
BMG Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, one painting, two pastels.
BMG Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, book launch of The Art of Charles Blackman, 22 March, launched by Hendrik Kolenberg.
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Modern Australian Paintings, 8 August, one painting (Boy listening).
Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Portrait and the Nude, 18 August, one drawing (Bather), introduction by Hendrick Kolenberg.
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney Paintings, graphics from the sixties, * recent etchings, 18 September.
Irving Galleries, Sydney, Blackman’s Backyard, * 1 November, four large mixed media drawings and fifty-nine watercolours, introduction by Nadine Amadio.


1991
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Modern Australian Paintings, 4 June, one painting (Landscape).
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Charles Blackman: Works on paper and five paintings, * 1 June. C. Heathcote, Age, 12 June, R. Rooney, Australian, 23 June.
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne, Spring Exhibition, 25 October, two paintings, two drawings.
Queensland Art Gallery, Diverse Visions, two paintings, three drawings.
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, Charles Blackman, * 6 September, twenty-three paintings, three drawings, one watercolour, introduction by Nadine Amadio.
Irving Galleries, Sydney, Charles Blackman: Drawings from the 1960’s, 21 November, eleven drawings/ L. Fern, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December; E. Lynn, Australian, 7 December.

1992
Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Females and Femininity: Works of the Heide Collection, 14 January, eighteen works. R. Rooney, Weekend Australian, 1 – 2 February.
Savill Galleries, Sydney, 40 Modern Paintings, May. E. Lynn, Australian, 23 –24 May.
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australian Modernism: The Complexity and the Diversity, 30 July, three paintings, four drawings.
Savill Galleries, Sydney, Major Modern Masters, 27 August, seven works.
Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Petits visages, * 25 September, twenty paintings, introduction by Dr Gene Sherman.

1993
National Gallery of Victoria, Joan and Peter Clemenger Triennial, 23 February, four works, opened by Sir Ninian Stephen.
National Gallery of Victoria, Charles Blackman: schoolgirls and angles, * 17 May, opened by Rt. Hon. Sir Zelman Cowen, touring to Art Gallery of New South Wales, Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery and Museum and Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Western Australia.

2002
Galeria Aniela, Charles Blackman Retrospective Exhibition open by Rodney Menzies Artworks 1946 to 1999
40 from The Blackman Trust.

VIDEO: Charles Blackman Retrospective Exhibition 1946-1999 curated by Walter Granek the Blackman Trust in Galeria Aniela.

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