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33. ROSALIE GASCOIGNE Africa 1995 image
By Marina Brennan, BA (Hons)
10 Jun 2020

As vision grows I see more. I bring back materials from the landscape and place them around. Little things lying on ledges, or laid out on the floor or in the garden. They are then available to be looked at in my space. As things are moved about, there are more discoveries,...

34. TIM STORRIER Evening Fire Line 1989 image
By Asta Cameron
10 Jun 2020

Evening Fire Line is a quintessential example from Tim Storrier’s oeuvre: grand in scale, balanced in composition, and poignant in subject matter. The idea to paint burning rope under the night sky was born one evening on an outback trip in 1981. Struck by sudden...

35. CHARLES BLACKMAN Girl with Flowers image
By Gavin Fry
10 Jun 2020

It is not surprising that many commentaries on the work of Charles Blackman begin by noting his rapid rise to prominence through his Alice in Wonderland series and it is interesting to speculate just why that happened. Timing is everything in art, as in most human pursuits, and Blackman...

DAVID BOYD Explorer Thrown 1957 image
By Anonymous
10 Jun 2020

David Boyd (1924-2011) was the younger brother of iconic Australian artist Arthur Boyd (1920-99). He garnered extraordinary popularity and critical success as a ceramicist, painter and printmaker, and as a key member of the Boyd artistic dynasty, has left an indelible mark on 20th century...

GARRY SHEAD Kiss of the Angel image
By Asta Cameron
10 Jun 2020

Garry Shead is one of Australia’s greatest narrative painters and one of our most celebrated living artists. After training at the National Art School in 1961-62 he briefly worked in the media as an editor, cartoonist, and filmmaker. His first...

JOHN KELLY Stored 1998 image
By Catherine Baxendale B Phil Hons
10 Jun 2020

Despite having spent much of his life abroad in Ireland and the UK, John Kelly is best known for painting subjects that are distinctively Australian. In this sense Kelly has much in common with two of Australia’s most important artists of the last century, Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) and Sidney...

JOHN PERCEVAL Fishermen and their Catch, Williamstown image
By Asta Cameron
10 Jun 2020

A member of the Angry Penguins and the Antipodeans, John Perceval’s place in Australian art history is significant. His career is littered with accolades; most notably, winning the Wynne Prize in 1960 and being made an Officer of the Order of...

JOHN GLOVER Welsh Landscape image
By Anonymous
10 Jun 2020
ROBERT KLIPPEL No. 370 1982 image
By Asta Cameron
27 May 2020

Robert Klippel is recognised as Australia’s most significant sculptor. It is thus no surprise that in advance of the National Gallery of Australia opening in Canberra in 1982, Klippel was commissioned by the founding director, James Mollison, to produce a public sculpture funded by the Federal...

RICK AMOR Old Seas 2004 image
By Asta Cameron
20 May 2020

As an artist, Rick Amor is determined, meticulous and unpretentious in his public persona. After a measured start including cartooning and comic book illustration, he has risen to the very pinnacle of the Australian art world, esteemed by critics and collectors alike.

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