Cuba S I
After studying at the Julian Ashton School (1958-1959), Tony
McGillick continued his studies in London and on returning to
Australia he helped to establish the Central Street Gallery which
promoted hard edged abstract or 'colour field' painting.
Impressed by the hard edge painting he had seen in the US,
McGillick began to experiment with a modular construction of
painting. By painting each module a different colour and then
arranging each in different ways, McGillick was able to show how
limited resources could be used to produce a number of rich and
Many of McGillick's works related to current political issues
and are referenced in the titles that he gave to his work.
Cuba S I is a direct reference to the Cuban missile crisis
which occurred shortly before this time.