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01. DAVID HOCKNEY Pool Made with Paper and Blue Ink for Book 1980 image
By menzies
10 Sep 2021

As an English artist, the climate and architecture of Los Angeles was a revelation to the young David Hockney. Amidst its people and pools Hockney quickly found an artistic footing and a new subject in water. The idea of painting moving water as Hockney said, was ‘… very appealing to me … It is...

14. BANKSY 'Christ with Shopping Bags' 2004 image
By menzies
10 Sep 2021

The artist Banksy is a provocateur who uses art to make political points. His prints and paintings critique authority and take air from serious issues by stealth. Banksy uses walls as the site for new meaning and inversions. Why practise art in a studio when life is more real at street level,...

15. ANDY WARHOL Queen Elizabeth II, from Reigning Queens 1985 image
By menzies
10 Sep 2021

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 far-reaching is Warhol’s use of serial imagery. By 1956, artists in London and New York were drawing upon popular and secondary media for...

By menzies
08 Sep 2021

David Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. Now well into the twenty-first century and into his eighties, Hockney shows no signs of fading from the cutting edge of artistic practice. Hockney has worked in a vast array of media including painting,...

17. RON ROBERTSON-SWANN born 1941 Vault 1980 image
By menzies
08 Sep 2021

The sculpture Vault 1980 was commissioned in 1978 for Melbourne City Square. Once installed the sculpture provoked discussion and acrimony that led to Vault being relocated to Batman Park in 1981 and subsequently to Australian Centre of Contemporary Art in 2002.

1. MARGARET PRESTON Flowers in Jug image
By menzies
11 Jun 2021
3. MARGARET OLLEY Branch of Lemons image
By menzies
11 Jun 2021
12. INGE KING Dancer 1992 image
By menzies
11 Jun 2021
14. TIM STORRIER Summer Evening 2009 image
By Corinna Cullen BA MA Art History and Curatorial Studies
03 Jun 2021

Tim Storrier works in a grand romantic tradition, against the flow of his artistic contemporaries. The individuality and consistency of his voice has established him as a major figure in Australian art.

15. TIM STORRIER Autumn Night Fire 2009 image
By Corinna Cullen BA MA Art History and Curatorial Studies
03 Jun 2021

‘Essentially my work deals with the infinite; it has got to do with the elements, stars, landscape, fire, water, air.’1

One could go further and suggest that Storrier’s work specifically addresses how humans interact with what is sublime in nature, and our humility in the face...

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