The East Range and Great Hall paintings, drawings and models
The front of the Quadrangle has been a popular subject for paintings and drawings, from the time it was first planned in the 1850s through to the present day. Some examples appear below.
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watercolour painting by Conrad Martens 1854
watercolour painting by F C Terry ca. 1862-1869
watercolour painting by Edward Blore circa 1865
watercolour painting by Samuel Elyard 1865
prints from wood engravings
Click here to view wood-engravings of the University's Quadrangle which were published in illustrated newspapers in the nineteenth century until they were replaced by photographs.
pencil drawing by Lloyd Rees 1922
Click here to view the pencil drawing of the Quadrangle's Central Tower by Lloyd Rees dated 1922.
pencil drawing by Douglas Pratt 1926
Click here to view the pencil drawing of the entrance to the Quadrangle by Douglas Pratt dated 1926.
model of the Great Hall on a Sydney University float at the Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrations 1932
watercolour by Wayne Roberts 1978
Click here to view the watercolour ‘Sun & Carillon’, of the Carillon and quadrangle of Sydney University, by Wayne Roberts.
sketches by Allan Gamble
Allan Gamble's first art book was a description of the University for the centenary celebrations in 1952. Subsequently, he wrote and illustrated books on the University and its Colleges, as well as other pans of Sydney. A folio of twelve drawings of University buildings was completed in 1991.
watercolours by Simon Fieldhouse
Click here for more sketches of the Quadrangle by Simon Fieldhouse.
Simon Fieldhouse is an Australian architectural artist who has sketched virtually every historic Australian building of merit (plus a number of greats in London, Paris, New York, India, etc). His sketches are intricate recreations of architectural renderings (pencil/ink with watercolours) with the insertion of cartoon like figures, sometimes whimsical, ironic or meaningful.