Sunbaker  1937 (printed 1970s)

Silver gelatin print, 36 x 42.5 cm

Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation, 2018

Evolution (in order of appearance) 1999
Cast resin, 4 x 34 x 6 cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation, 2013

Summer day 1967
Oil on canvas, 60.7 x 50.5 cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation, 2015

RAAF Fighter ceremonial headdress 1970
Wood, paint, nails, adhesive, resin, string and plastic, 26.5 x 51.5 x 44.5 cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation, 2011

Now and for ever (Dog) 2007
Platinum lustre glazed ceramic, 62 x 60 x 30 cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 2007

Afternoon shadows 1950
Watercolour on paper, 35.2 x 46 cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation in recognition of the significant contribution of Mr Greg Roberts, 2009

Wild apple 1936
Hand coloured wood block, 44.2 x 43.8cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 2013

 

Hot head  2006
Fibreglass, polycarbonate and automotive paint, 21.2 x 32.5 x 26.5 cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation, 2007

Walking In Tall Grass, Lily 1 2012
Oil and liquin on linen, 73 x 54cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 2015

Ebenezer 2008
Varnish on linen, 120 x 160 cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 2012

Although the title of this artwork is evocative of landscape, as viewers we are instead presented with an abstract image of swirling colour. Ebenezer can be understood as conveying a sensory response to the local area’s landscape, as opposed to a figurative representation. Frank has achieved this effect through pouring layers of varnish in various levels of thickness onto a horizontal canvas. As the layers are added, the artist controls the direction of the varnish flow with wedges and blocks placed beneath the painting.

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