Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 10-12

Year: 1996
Completed: 04/02/1996
Ontology: Limited edition
Edition: 36 pages about time
In edition: 12

Medium: Watercolour, lead pencil and pen on paper

HxWxD cm: 31 x 67
Components: 3
Collection: Public collection: University Art Museum, Brisbane, 1999

Encyclopaedia of Time in Art

To find the time in this work of art, enter a room in which there is a record player and think of a love song.

With this melody in mind, hold a pen above the grid on page 11, close your eyes and let your hand fall. Open you eyes and note the time and date of the fallen mark on page 12.


Encyclopaedia of Time in Art

At the moment your hand fell and marked the part of the grid below, the time in this work of art was found.

In completing the instructions from page 10, please note here this moment’s: time ____[4:33pm]_____ and date ___[Sunday, 4 February ’96]______________ .



[floorplan details]

  • room for a Cryin’ Love (R. F.) [Robert Forster]
  • table for writing the time and date
Qty ID Medium HxWxD cm
2 pp. 10 & 12

Watercolour, lead pencil and biro on paper

15 x 15
1 p. 11

watercolour and lead pencil on paper

25 x 25
Alan G. Artner, ‘More Than Meets The Eye: Increase In Dealers At Navy Pier Gives `Art 1996 Chicago’ A Distinct European Shift’, Chicago Tribune, May 12 1996.
James Birrell, ‘Abstract Distractions’, in David Pestorius (ed.), Space Affects: The art and architecture of James Birrell and Gail Hastings, exhibition catalogue, Metro Arts, Brisbane 1999, pp.23–5.