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34. BRETT WHITELEY The Shower 1984 image
By Rodney James, B.A. (Hons.), M.A
29 Jan 2020

The Shower, painted in 1984, is a relatively late example of Brett Whiteley’s much-loved theme of...

By Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM FAHA
29 Jan 2020

John Brack is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and outstanding artists of the second half of the twentieth century. His Reclining Nude 1980, is the standout painting in the series of five major nude oil paintings that the artist...

By Rodney James BA (Hons.), MA
29 Jan 2020

Conversation Piece 1998 is an exemplary work by Jeffrey Smart that highlights the importance of pictorial innovation and its interaction with time-honoured visual traditions. Smart wanted his paintings and drawings to match the great artists of the past but look and feel contemporary....

37. BRETT WHITELEY Gauguin (also known as Portrait of Paul Gauguin on the Eve of His Attempted Suicide, Tahiti) 1968 image
By Ken Wach
28 Jan 2020

Whiteley created his rare and almost forgotten masterwork Gauguin at the infamous Chelsea Hotel in New York in 1968. It is one of Whiteley’s most...

38. CHARLES BLACKMAN A Choir for Christabel 1972 image
By Rodney James, B.A. (Hons.), M.A
28 Jan 2020

A Choir for Christabel 1972, is a little-known family portrait that depicts...

39. TONY BEVAN Building with Two Corridors PC0018 2000 image
By Gavin Fry
28 Jan 2020

For more than four decades Tony Bevan has been creating works that combine a disarming simplicity with a great intensity, deeply personal explorations of the artistic psyche. Through a narrow range of subjects he delves over and over into the...

40. TONY BEVAN Rhomboid Expanding PC0113 image
By Timothy Abdallah BA
28 Jan 2020

A noted English painter, Tony Bevan has enjoyed some success with his work in Australia, where he has exhibited with Liverpool Street Gallery in Sydney and Niagara Galleries in Melbourne. Since the 1960s he has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States, as well as...

41. JUDY WATSON NAPANGARDI My Dreaming 2007 image
By Dr Gary Hickey Grad Dip SUT Grad Dip SUT Fellowship RMIT
28 Jan 2020

Judy Watson was born at Yarungkanji, Mount Doreen Station, a cattle station north-west of Alice Springs. This was at a time when the Warlpiri, indigenous peoples of the Tanami Desert, were following a traditional nomadic life travelling on foot throughout their country, hunting...

42. EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE Bush Yam Dreaming 1994 image
By Dr Gary Hickey Grad Dip SUT Grad Dip SUT Fellowship RMIT
28 Jan 2020

Emily Kame Kngwarreye began creating art when she was in her late seventies. Many of these early works, produced when she was working with the Utopia Women’s Batik Group from 1977 to 1988, were...

43. ROGER KEMP Untitled 1982 image
By Gavin Fry
28 Jan 2020

Art serves countless purposes in our lives, from simple decoration, commercial enterprise, political protest and cultural identity, to explorations of the human condition and our relationship to spiritual dimensions, belief and our relationship with the world and the cosmos. As...

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