National Trust (Townsville Branch) Archive
“Survey of Artists and Art in Townsville and District, 1979-1980,” conducted by Mrs Barbara Douglas.
This unpublished survey is a comprehensive record of the growth of the arts in Townsville from approximately the 1940’s to 1980. Artists who returned the completed survey forms are listed alphabetically. The forms cover not only educational and occupational details, but also influences on their work, exhibitions and awards.
Archive Location: 22L
NAT/1 Report compiled by B Douglas. 10p. NAT/2 List of people to whom survey questionnaires were forwarded. 6p. NAT/3 Townsville Art Society. Minutes of the annual meeting held in Mt Isa House, Monday April 9, 1979. 2p. NAT/4
Information re Violet Bowring given to Barbara Douglas by Mr Wilks of Leeds Street, Currajong, dated February 10, 1980. 3p. See also: Violet Bowring Collection.
Letter from Barbara Douglas to the Secretary, Dorothy Gibson-Wilde, National Trust (Townsville Branch), dated 8/3/80. 2p.
Newspaper cutting. “Serge’s art goes to Canberra.” Article by Anita Currie in Townsville Advertiser, V. 4, No 167, Thursday March 6, 1980. P7. 1p.
Newspaper cutting: “Award for Lawson’s art work”. Article in Townsville Daily Bulletin, 15 March, 1980. 1p.
Monograph. Dulics, Michael. A letter from the north. Foreword by Ron Kenny. Published (1963).
Artists who returned the completed survey forms are listed alphabetically. The forms cover not only educational and occupational details, but also influences on their work, exhibitions and awards. NAT/9 Annesley, Alison Mary. 2p. NAT/10 Bock, Anna. 2p. NAT/11/1 Boulton, Beverly Margaret. 2p. NAT/11/2 Letter to Barbara Douglas dated 7 December, 1979. 2p. NAT/11/3 Summary of pottery beginnings in Townsville. 3p. NAT/12/1 Brown, James. 2p. NAT/12/2 Separate List of prizes. 1p. NAT/13 Arthur, Bruce. 2p. NAT/14/1
Cerutti, Adrienne. 2p.
Short unsigned note re Adrienne Cerutti. 1p.
Chilcott, Veronica Cay. 2p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas dated 14/11/75. 4p.
Conti, Deanna. 2p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas dated 15 January, 1980. 1p.
Brochure entitled Modern Tapestries. 1p.
Crunden, Valerie. 2p.
Symonds, Noela Fay, now . 2p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas dated 19/11/79 1p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas dated 11/12/79 3p.
Handwritten but unsigned testimonial to Noela Davis. 2p.
Short note regarding information from Beverly Boulton. Unsigned and undated. 1p.
20 photographs of the Noela Davis Pottery Exhibition. Townsville. 1966.
Engris, Edwin Brian. 2p.
Hardy, Denis John. 2p.
Hays, Betty Claire. 2p.
NAT/22 Keech, Frances Mary. 2p. NAT/23/1
Koludrovich, Serge. 2p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas. Undated. 1p.
List of ten selected paintings exhibited at the Hotel Allen, Townsville, 1974. 1p.
Letter from Cloncurry Arts Society, dated 8 November, 1976. Re Ernest Henry Memorial award for 1976. (Photocopy of original) 1p.
Letter from Gordon De’Lisle, The De’Lisle Gallery, Montville, Qld 4555. 1977 at top of letter. No date. 1p.
Short note, undated, from Gordon De’Lisle. 1p.
Newspaper article. “Art”. Ayr Advocate (1977) 1p.
Newspaper article. Designer inspired by NQ artist Cairns Post, 1978. Handwritten note by Serge Koludrovich. 1p.
Faux naïve paintings by Serge. Notice of exhibition at Rex Irwin's gallery, Sydney. 1p.
Newspaper article, "To the way back," Weekend Australian Magazine, June 9 – 10, 1979. Photocopy. 1p.
Letter from Daniel Thomas, Senior Curator of Australian Art, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, re purchase of Rodeo. Photocopy. 1p.
Newspaper articles: "Arts Diary," Townsville Daily Bulletin, Saturday October 20, 1979; "Art display at Northtown," Townsville Daily Bulletin, Thursday. November 15, 1979. Photocopy. 1p.
McCown, Dana June. 2p.
NAT/25/1 Oates, Ernest. 2p. NAT/25/2
Letter to Barbara Douglas dated 12 November, 1979. 1p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas dated 10 March, 1980 listing locations of paintings. 3p.
NAT/26/1 O’Leary, Hilary Joyce. 2p. NAT/26/2
Ceramics in Townsville prior to 1969, comments by Hilary O’Leary with short note added to Barbara Douglas. 4p.
Oliver, Patricia Phyllis June. 2p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas dated November 23, 1979. 1p.
Parker, Brenda Anne. 2p.
Petherbridge, Guy. Letter to Barbara Douglas, survey form not included. 1p.
Reid, Joan Innes. 2p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas dated December 18, 1979. 1p.
Short unsigned tribute to Joan Innes Reid. 1p.
Silver, Anneke Constance. 2p.
List of art prizes. 1p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas dated 20 December, 1975. 1p.
Short unsigned tribute to Anneke Silver. 1p.
Styles, Lesley Emily. Letter to Barbara Douglas on the back of survey form. 2p.
Sulser, Fred. 2p.
Wieneke, Joanna. 2p.
Willis, Anne. 2p.
Curriculum Vitae. 6p.
Letter to Barbara Douglas, n.d. 6p.
Wells, Peter. Brush-name: John Flint. 2p.
Invitation to an exhibition by John Flint held at the Parnham Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand, in February, 1979. 1p.