James COLEMAN

Accession number 1954_08
Artwork title The Inlet Beach, Evans Head, 1954
Date of work 1954
Credit Line / Acquisition Information Donated by the artist 1954
Display Height / Width 395cm x 500cm
Subject Landscape
Artwork Statement

The Inlet Beach by James Coleman was a gift of the artist and was painted at Evans Head. According to John Stretch, long-time supporter of Lismore Regional Gallery: “James Coleman came up here on a trip in a caravan. He was a friend of Dr Boyd-Law, who was a Trustee of the Art Gallery. Coleman, equipped with brush and easel, would go on painting excursions and paint local nature spots. His painting of Evans Head captured what at the time was a local scene but it has become historically significant. The spot is difficult to locate today because it has been developed with a wall and breakwater going out on the northern side skirting around where that beach was. You can see the little shacks that used to run around the edge of the dunes. Indeed it was a lovely spot for weekenders, shelters and lovely bathing for children and good fishing as well”.

Credit Line / Acquisition Information Donated by the artist 1954

Collection