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34. ROSALIE GASCOIGNE (1917-1999) City Block 1996 image
By BRETT BALLARD
03 Jun 2022

Your art has to come out of your daily life. I really believe that if anyone is born an artist they’ve only got to look at what’s around their feet and what’s available to them. The don’t have to be clever, they don’t have to go to art school, they don’t have to get...

35. ROSALIE GASCOIGNE (1917-1999) Thermals 1998 image
By BRETT BALLARD
03 Jun 2022

Your art has to come out of your daily life. I really believe that if anyone is born an artist they’ve only got to look at what’s around their feet and what’s available to them. The don’t have to be clever, they don’t have to go to art school, they don’t have to get...

36. CLEMENT MEADMORE (1929-2005) Warm Valley 1994 image
By BRETT BALLARD
03 Jun 2022

There is cool uniformity and geometric logic to the sculptures of Clement Meadmore. They resonate with architecture as they do with the viewer. It is in relation to their scale that we acknowledge them. Recognition is at once a gestalt; we consider the whole sculpture, but as we move about our...

37. TIM MAGUIRE born 1958 Untitled 20070302 2007 image
By Catherine Baxendale
03 Jun 2022

Tim Maguire first came to international prominence during the mid-1990s, when figurative painting was reassessed and revitalised in the postmodern era. His sumptuous, large-scale paintings of flowers and fruit simultaneously reprised and subverted artistic tradition. Maguire re-presented the...

38. DALE FRANK born 1959 In the late 1950s, Plympton in Devon was certainly an out-of-the-way place for most people but a point of pilgrimage for dealers. Above the town was a row of Victorian cottages called Borgia Villas. The family who lived there, called Andrade, were wholesalers, suppliers to the trade. 2005 image
By Clementine Retallack
03 Jun 2022

The work of Dale Frank is difficult to place in any one category, as it is as much a performance as it is painting. Frank’s early practice involved performance-based work; a notable example of this took place in Italy in the late 1970s, where viewers entering the gallery were presented with...

39 BEN QUILTY born 1973 FTW (after Sam 'Bull' Hall) 2006 image
By Anonymous
03 Jun 2022

In FTW (after Sam ‘Bull’ Hall) 2006, 27 painted parrots are framed or ‘caged’ within the letters F, T and W, an abbreviation of the nihilistic expression ‘Fuck the world’, commonly tattooed on the necks and inside the lips of prison inmates. The brilliance of the bird’s plumage...

44. RUPERT BUNNY (1864-1947) Venus and Adonis c1917 image
By Tim Abdallah
03 Jun 2022

The myth of Venus and Adonis is widely known through numerous sources. Rupert Bunny, having left Australia in 1884 for Europe, would have encountered the story through famous paintings to be seen in London by Titian (1488/90-1576), who painted several versions, as well as various treatments by...

45. LOUIS BUVELOT (1814-1888) Emu Creek near Terrinallum, Darlington, Victoria c1870 image
By Rodney James
03 Jun 2022

Louis Buvelot, a Swiss-born émigré and artist, significantly enhanced his reputation as an important Australian artist during the 1860s and 1870s. By 1870, the year in which Emu Creek, Landscape near Terrinallum, Victoria c1870 was probably painted, Buvelot was being praised in the...

46. WALTER WITHERS (1854-1914) Evening c1890 image
By Rodney James
03 Jun 2022

Evening c1890 by Australian Impressionist Walter Withers is a distinguished painting with interesting provenance and a strong exhibition history. It was originally acquired by the family of James Oddie, founder of the Art Gallery of Ballarat. It was subsequently sought by two...

47 TOM ROBERTS (1856-1931) The School Track c1900 image
By Asta Cameron
03 Jun 2022

Tom Roberts once wrote that significant art was, ‘the perfect expression of time and place.’1 It was during the late 1880s, after his return from Europe in 1885, that Roberts developed this expression in his art.

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