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Brigid Cole-Adams 1938-2015

Brigid Cole-Adams 1938-2015

Forty-five years of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from the home and studio of Brigid Cole-Adams 12 - 26 October 2019  to 9 November 2019


Due to the sale of the house Brigid shared with her husband, journalist and foreign correspondent for The Age Peter Cole-Adams, we are offering her remaining artworks for sale.


Brigid travelled with Peter to postings in London, Washington and Canberra, before returning to Melbourne – always pursuing her own studies and artistic career. This collection is derived from many facets of that rich and varied career and includes works that have not been shown before:


- From the early 1970s, screenprints and etchings from her London studies at the Camden Institute;


- In the 1980s she produced terrific drawings, prints and sculptures from her time spent in Washington at the Corcoran School of Art;


- In 1988, she and Peter spent seven months travelling around Australia to commemorate the Bicentenary for The Age, Peter writing and Brigid drawing – a collaboration that later became a joint book Journey Into Australia. Some of her drawings and landscapes from this adventure are included in this exhibition.


- During the 1990s, the couple lived in Canberra where Peter was political editor of The Canberra Times. Brigid became fascinated by the “sometimes uncomfortable” juxtaposition of European style gardens plonked into the harsh Canberra landscape, and produced a series of sly, charming watercolours and sculptures depicting this tension.


- Back in Victoria in 2000, this theme continued with her Parkland Series and Designs on the Land depicting pine forests and their man-made patterning contrasted with natural contours and growths of the native eucalypts. A later series takes an aerial view of the plough lines, roads and fences marking the native landscape. There are also paintings and sculptures from her artistic exploration of the Lake Gnotuk crater lake and volcanic forms of south-west Victoria.


Brigid’s work is represented in many public and private collections in Australia and overseas.


Many works are unframed.  We can arrange affordable framing if need be.  Unsigned works will be stamped with a studio stamp.



Plantation #4  2002

Brigid Cole-Adams
Plantation #4 2002

Acrylic on canvas
90 x 90 cm (refer brochure illustrated 2002)

$3,500

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Plantation #6 2002

Brigid Cole-Adams
Plantation #6 2002

Acrylic on canvas
90 x 90 cm

$3,500

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The Last House  2011

Brigid Cole-Adams
The Last House 2011

Polymer paint on canvas
90 x 90 cm
Signed and titled on reverse


Bought by Queensland Art Gallery

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Hovering  2012

Brigid Cole-Adams
Hovering 2012

Polymer paint on canvas
90 x 70 cm

$2,500

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Cruising  2012

Brigid Cole-Adams
Cruising 2012

Polymer paint on canvas
70 x 90 cm


Bought by Queensland Art Gallery

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Landscape with Grid  2015

Brigid Cole-Adams
Landscape with Grid 2015

Polymer paint on canvas
51 x 51 cm
One of Brigid's last four paintings

$1,650

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Pine Study I and III  2002

Brigid Cole-Adams
Pine Study I and III 2002

Polymer paint on canvas
26.4 x 20.2 cm

$580 each

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Circling  2012

Brigid Cole-Adams
Circling 2012

Polymer paint on canvas
40 x 40 cm


$850

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Turning  2012

Brigid Cole-Adams
Turning 2012

Polymer paint on canvas
40 x 40 cm

$850

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Floating House with Grid  2012

Brigid Cole-Adams
Floating House with Grid 2012

Acrylic on canvas on board
40 x 35 cm

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Slowing 2012

Brigid Cole-Adams
Slowing 2012

Polymer paint on canvas
30 x 30 cm


$750

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Floating  2012

Brigid Cole-Adams
Floating 2012

Polymer paint on canvas
30 x 30 cm

$750

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Plan I, II and III  2012

Brigid Cole-Adams
Plan I, II and III 2012

Polymer paint on board
17 x 20 cm

$450 each

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Elemental, Emu Egg shell  2005

Brigid Cole-Adams
Elemental, Emu Egg shell 2005

Polymer paint on canvas
40 x 40 cm

$750

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Plantation #2  2001

Brigid Cole-Adams
Plantation #2 2001

Polymer paint on canvas
40.5 x 40.5 cm


$750

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Concretion Study 1A  2005

Brigid Cole-Adams
Concretion Study 1A 2005

Lakes Gnotuk and Bullen Merri
Polymer paint on canvas
20 x 25 cm

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Site Gnotations  2005

Brigid Cole-Adams
Site Gnotations 2005

Carbonate Concretion, Salt Spume, Lake Gnotuk, Mount Sugarloaf etc.
Polymer paint on canvas
13 x 18 cm


$450 each

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Concretion Study C, D, E and F  2005

Brigid Cole-Adams
Concretion Study C, D, E and F 2005

Lake Gnotuk
Polymer paint on canvas
12.5 x 17.5 cm

$450 each

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Pinnacles  1989

Brigid Cole-Adams
Pinnacles 1989

Pastel and collage
56 x 75.5 cm


$750

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Tom Price Mine, Hammersley Ranges  19-4-1988

Brigid Cole-Adams
Tom Price Mine, Hammersley Ranges 19-4-1988

Eight pencil drawings and notes in one frame
16 x 21 cm each

$1,850

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Wilpena, Flinders Ranges 29 and 31-3-1988

Brigid Cole-Adams
Wilpena, Flinders Ranges 29 and 31-3-1988

Nine pencil drawings in one frame
16 x 21 cm each

$1,850

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 Australian Journey, Uluru  1988/89

Brigid Cole-Adams
Australian Journey, Uluru 1988/89

Victoria, Western Highway: Stuart Highway Uluru (4)
Pencil drawings
20 x 27 cm

$450 each framed (6)

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 Australian Journey Katherine Gorge 1988/90

Brigid Cole-Adams
Australian Journey Katherine Gorge 1988/90

Pencil drawings from Australian Journey 1988/90
16.5 x 21.5 cm


$400 each framed (3)    1 sold

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Australian Journey Drawings 1988-89

Brigid Cole-Adams
Australian Journey Drawings 1988-89

Over the Bungle Bungles 1988 and Mount Sugarloaf 1988
Pencil
22 x 28 cm
$300 each  (2)

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Exotic Order,  Canberra  1996-2000

Brigid Cole-Adams
Exotic Order, Canberra 1996-2000

Colonising Landscape
Watercolour
19 x 25.5 cm


$420 each (22)

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Canberra, Camperdown Lake Mungo etc.

Brigid Cole-Adams
Canberra, Camperdown Lake Mungo etc.

Eight Watercolours and drawings
Various sizes 24 x 33 cm, 19 x 24 cm


$200-400 each

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Fossil Studies 1-5, Canberra  c1990s

Brigid Cole-Adams
Fossil Studies 1-5, Canberra c1990s

Watercolour with pastel
33.5 x 23.7 cm (2)
25 x 20 cm (3)

$350 each or $1,450 set

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Mangroves 1987

Brigid Cole-Adams
Mangroves 1987

Felt pen drawings on grey paper
23 x 30.3 cm


$350 each

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Corcoran Abstract c1985

Brigid Cole-Adams
Corcoran Abstract c1985

Mixed media on paper
76.2 x 103 cm


$800

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Corcoran Nude Studies, Washington 1984

Brigid Cole-Adams
Corcoran Nude Studies, Washington 1984

Including crayon, pastel, Ink and watercolour
Mostly 61 x 46 cm


$150-$450 each (12)

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Epping Tryptich 1972

Brigid Cole-Adams
Epping Tryptich 1972

Screenprint
28 x 58.5 cm
$1,650 framed    last copy  edition 4 (2 yellow, 2 blue)

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Spotlight  1972

Brigid Cole-Adams
Spotlight 1972

Colour stencil
29 x 30 cm
Edition of 3, 2 available


$1,000 unframed  1 left


Bought by Queensland Art Gallery

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Hydra 1973

Brigid Cole-Adams
Hydra 1973

Screenprint
25 x 36 cm
Edition 2


Last copy 


$900  

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Desert 1974

Brigid Cole-Adams
Desert 1974

Screenprint of 3 photo stencils combined.
37 x 53 cm
8 prints in different colours. Each inscribed  A – H
Unique set, and a single image C

$4,500 set

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Three Girls c1973/4

Brigid Cole-Adams
Three Girls c1973/4

Screenprint
40.5 x 50.7 cm oval


$900 each  (4)

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Picnic 1974

Brigid Cole-Adams
Picnic 1974

Screenprint
56.5 x 52.5 cm


$1,500

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Stripes 1973/74

Brigid Cole-Adams
Stripes 1973/74

Screenprints
25 x 24.7 cm
3 available
and 
30 x 30 cm
1 available


$700 each

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Boxed 1975

Brigid Cole-Adams
Boxed 1975

Multi plate etching in  ochre or brown
40.5 x 28.5 cm


$550 each

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Ocean 1975

Brigid Cole-Adams
Ocean 1975

Multi plate etching
15 x 32 cm

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Young Girl 1972 and others

Brigid Cole-Adams
Young Girl 1972 and others

Including small landscapes, zinc etching plate and Sheep

Young Girl  etching
Zinc etching plate $120
Small Landscapes  $65 each 5
Sheep 


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London Market 1973

Brigid Cole-Adams
London Market 1973

Etchings, various states (10)
14.5 x 20 cm


$250 each


7 left

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Burst 1973

Brigid Cole-Adams
Burst 1973

Etchings
20 x 24.7 cm
Various states (4)


$400 each

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Wilsons Prom and Last Light  1976/2006

Brigid Cole-Adams
Wilsons Prom and Last Light 1976/2006

Etching with bite  and Etching
15 x 15 cm
$350 each

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Field Pattern, Barley 2011

Brigid Cole-Adams
Field Pattern, Barley 2011

Etching with hand stitching
12.5 x 12.5 cm

$540 framed      last copy  4/10

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Field Pattern, Sorghum 2011

Brigid Cole-Adams
Field Pattern, Sorghum 2011

Etching with hand stitching
12.5 x 12.5 cm

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Field Pattern, Millet 2011

Brigid Cole-Adams
Field Pattern, Millet 2011

Etching with hand stitching
12.5 x 12.5 cm

$400 unframed   1/10, 4/10, 5/10   (3)  available
$540 framed    2/10

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Field Pattern, Maize 2011

Brigid Cole-Adams
Field Pattern, Maize 2011

Etching with hand stitching
12.5 x 12.5 cm

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Field Pattern, Oats 2011

Brigid Cole-Adams
Field Pattern, Oats 2011

Etching with hand stitching
12.5 x 12.5 cm

$400 unframed  2/10, 5/10  (2)
$540 framed  4/10   sold

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Field Pattern, Rye 2011

Brigid Cole-Adams
Field Pattern, Rye 2011

Etching with hand stitching
12.5 x 12.5 cm

$400 unframed   2/10, 5/10   (2)  available
$540 framed    4/10

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Field Pattern, Wheat 2011

Brigid Cole-Adams
Field Pattern, Wheat 2011

Etching with hand stitching
12.5 x 12.5 cm

$400 unframed 4/10, 6/10
$540 framed  5/10

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Field Pattern, Rice 2011

Brigid Cole-Adams
Field Pattern, Rice 2011

Etching with hand stitching
12.5 x 12.5 cm

$400 unframed   1/10, 2/10, 5/10   (3)  available
$540 framed    4/10

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Burnt Logs Cut 2004

Brigid Cole-Adams
Burnt Logs Cut 2004

Linocut
15.3 x 15.5 cm


$250 unframed

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Each Day I Tidy the Lawn  2000

Brigid Cole-Adams
Each Day I Tidy the Lawn 2000

Set of 7 painted tins with Eucalypt leaves, twigs, bark etc (Monday to Sunday)
22cm x 8.5 cm


$600 set

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Jug, Apron, Airtight Jars from Domesticating Landscape 2000

Brigid Cole-Adams
Jug, Apron, Airtight Jars from Domesticating Landscape 2000

Eucalypt wood, galvanised wire, eucalypt leaves
Various Sizes


Jug sold


Priced between $50 and $450

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45 Volcanic Hues 2005

Brigid Cole-Adams
45 Volcanic Hues 2005

Lake Gnotuk
Glass bottles, organic mixed media
each 7cm high

$850 the set

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Amphora (food for thought) 2009

Brigid Cole-Adams
Amphora (food for thought) 2009

20 round glass bottles, each 6 x 5 x 5 cm,wooden frame 91 x 22.5 x 2.4 cm
Corks, verdigris and rust paint.
Organic contents: aniseed, barley, clove, black bean, brown lentil, cardamon, corn, child, fennel, mung bean, dried pea, pepper, poppy-seed, red bean, red lentil, rice, salt sesame, tapioca, turmeric

Sold

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Et in Arcadia Ego 2009

Brigid Cole-Adams
Et in Arcadia Ego 2009

Mr, Mrs, Master, Miss
16 x 10 cm each
Mixed media

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Etruscan Grave goods 2009-10

Brigid Cole-Adams
Etruscan Grave goods 2009-10

Including Boat, Truck, Drum, Backpack, Medallion, 
Yo yo, Elephant, Horses and Hippopotamus
Mixed media including plastic, wire verdigris polymer, fabric,paper
Various Sizes


$150-$750

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Canberra Tree Studies  April 2000

Brigid Cole-Adams
Canberra Tree Studies April 2000

Oil and pastel on board
19.5 x 17 cm

$250 each

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Tom Price Mine and Bungle Bungles

Brigid Cole-Adams
Tom Price Mine and Bungle Bungles

Ink and wash
9 x 17.5 cm and 7.5 x 11 cm


$450 each  mounted

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Oange Rectangle  1973/74

Brigid Cole-Adams
Oange Rectangle 1973/74

Screenprint
40.8 x 40.8 cm
 1 only

Bought by Queensland Art Gallery

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Sunrise 1973

Brigid Cole-Adams
Sunrise 1973

Etching
9.5 x 9 cm
8  proofs, no edition, one signed   6 available
5 x black, 3 x sepia


$250 each

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City 1973/74

Brigid Cole-Adams
City 1973/74

Screenprint
42 x 42 cm


$700 each  (2)

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