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02. PETER BLAKE Marilyn image
By BRETT BALLARD
27 Sep 2022

Peter Blake and fellow artists Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) and David Hockney (born 1937) created an aesthetic that celebrated the unabashedly now. The world was waking to post-war renewal and the future, at least in artistic terms, was in the hands of British art. Peter Blake’s sights like...

03. PETER BLAKE Elvis in Paris image
By BRETT BALLARD
27 Sep 2022

Peter Blake and fellow artists Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) and David Hockney (born 1937) created an aesthetic that celebrated the unabashedly now. The world was waking to post-war renewal and the future, at least in artistic terms, was in the hands of British art. Peter Blake’s sights like...

08. FRANCIS BACON Masque Mortuaire de William Blake image
By Catherine Baxendale
27 Sep 2022

Francis Bacon was, in many ways, the British painter of the post-war era. His images of the human form are unrivalled in the directness of their approach and the finesse of their execution. In distorting the human figure almost beyond recognition, Bacon sought to achieve an abject...

09. FRANCIS BACON Seated Figure image
By Catherine Baxendale
27 Sep 2022

Francis Bacon was, in many ways, the British painter of the post-war era. His images of the human form are unrivalled in the directness of their approach and the finesse of their execution. In distorting the human figure almost beyond recognition, Bacon sought to achieve an abject...

12. HOWARD ARKLEY and JUAN DAVILA Interior with Built-in Bar image
By Asta Cameron
27 Sep 2022

Interior with Built-In Bar 1992 is a collaborative screenprint by Australian artists Howard Arkley and Juan Davila. Howard Arkley was born in the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill and Juan Davila, born in Chile, immigrated to Australia in 1974. The two met in the late 1970s when both were...

15. ANDY WARHOL Mick Jagger image
By BRETT BALLARD
27 Sep 2022

Andy Warhol is arguably the most important contemporary artist of the twentieth century. The reasons are as many as they are various but perhaps the most significant is Warhol’s use of serial imagery. By 1956, artists in London and New York were drawing upon popular media for their paintings,...

16. TRACEY MOFFATT Body Remembers image
By Anonymous
27 Sep 2022

Australian artist Tracey Moffatt’s career is studded with firsts — from her breakthrough photo series, Something More 1989, the experimental short film Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy 1990, followed by her first feature beDevil 1993 (both selected for the Cannes Film...

17. JOHN KELLY Three Cows Stacked image
By BRETT BALLARD
27 Sep 2022

John Kelly the Australian painter and sculptor was born in Bristol and raised in Australia. Kelly has mixed Irish and English parentage and by his reckoning this birthright has given him point of difference and a ground from which he has created a body of work.   

18. ALEXANDER ARCHIPENKO Lying Horizontal Figure image
By menzies
27 Sep 2022

Alexander Archipenko belonged to the early twentieth century wave of Eastern European artists who moved to the West in search of freedom, economic stability, and artistic success. Archipenko quickly followed in the footsteps of other Eastern expatriate artists, taking up residence in La Ruche,...

23. DESTINY DEACON Oz Series image
By Asta Cameron
27 Sep 2022

Since the late 1980s, Destiny Deacon has blazed an extraordinary trail to become one of Australia’s most prominent contemporary artists. Deacon modestly describes herself as ‘just an old-fashioned political artist’1; however her installations, videos and photographic prints have been...

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