artists represented

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. Shaw, 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 drypoints, 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.

* One-man shows