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Brett Whiteley’s Chelsea Flower Show Image
By admin
08 May 2015

Brett Whiteley’s Chelsea Flower Show has a disarming provenance: for thirty-six years it hung in the private collection of his mother.

As first glance, and after reading its title, one is almost...

john-brack-backs-and-fronts-1969
By Professor Sasha Grishin
24 Feb 2015

John Brack’s Backs and Fronts 1969, is one of the two key major paintings from his Ballroom dancing series which he painted largely in 1969 and exhibited for the first time in 1970. The other major painting in this series is the Latin American Grand Final 1969, which is in the collection of the...

By Caroline Jones
16 Dec 2014

Boyd had taken the idea of a half-caste groom wooing a half-caste bride, worked it into a series of large-scale paintings, each with their characters caged within the four sides of the picture plane, and constructed a kind of passion play about the tribulations associated with the pursuit of...

By Caroline Jones
16 Dec 2014

Norman Lindsay’s pirate subjects would have to be some of his most adventurous works, always brimming with swashbuckling figures and their hedonistic pursuits, depicted in a lively palette by the artist. It is no surprise that pirates were a favourite subject of both Norman and his brother,...

By Tim Abdallah
18 Nov 2014

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SIDNEY NOLAN, Kelly and Horse

By Caroline Jones
18 Nov 2014

Streeton returned to Australia for a holiday in 1907 after many years in England and spent much of his time prolifically painting the landscape of his birthplace. He arrived in January of that year, and after some time in Melbourne, moved out to Mount Macedon where he stayed with the Pinschof...

By Caroline Jones
18 Nov 2014

‘I did enjoy the place so much and I worked hard and did some good pieces. What a wonderful place it is.’1

Streeton’s time spent in Venice whilst on his honeymoon in 1908 is possibly some of the happiest of his life and the work he produced from this period is testament to this. The...

By Jacqueline Strecker, BA Hons I, PhD
02 Sep 2014

Jeffrey Smart has been described as the ‘master of stillness’ renowned for his evocative and unique imagery depicting modern urban life.1 He is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most important expatriate painters through his considerable ability to capture in art the...

By Rodney James BA (Hons.), MA
02 Sep 2014

1964 was a stellar year for Sidney Nolan. From his home and studio-base in London, Nolan travelled to France, Scotland, Holland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Antarctica. In that same year, Nolan produced over 140 new works inspired by such extensive travel, new...

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