- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Inner suburb 2014
- Description of Featured Image
- A view of a street junction on a hill, with three telegraph poles, bushy trees receding in the middle distance, the side of a tall nineteenth-century terrace house, at right, and grain silos in the left distance. To the right of the silos is the ghostly outline of a tall building that has been burnished out.
- Where Made
- Alphington, Melbourne
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Etching and drypoint on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Somerset paper.
Image size: 120 x 146 mm
Matrix size: 120 x 148 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- All impressions printed by Rick Amor in his Alphington studio.
- Summary Edition Information
- One state. No edition.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: AP III/III.
This etching depicts a view from the corner of Queensberry Street and Munster Terrace, North Melbourne, and is based on a painting done on the spot in 2014.
North Melbourne is largely a nineteenth-century inner suburb, which combines industrial and residential areas; since the 1980s it has been undergoing gentrification. Amor has painted in the area for many years, having been drawn to those parts in which industry and homes conspicuously overlap.
A prominent building on Munster Terrace is Weston Milling’s tall flour mill – once called Love’s Mill – which was originally included in this etching, but which Amor burnished away so as to create a scene of greater bleakness. The ghostly remains of the building are still present at the centre left of the image.
- Cityscapes & streetscapes, Inner suburb, North Melbourne, Streetscape
Record last updated 20/09/2017