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43. TIM STORRIER Evening Blaze image
By Marina Brennan, BA (Hons)
21 Oct 2020

Throughout his extraordinary career, Tim Storrier’s most memorable and distinctive motif has unquestionably been that of fire. Fire’s strength as a symbol is drawn in part from its ability to hold dual, if not contradictory, meanings. As we have seen during the horrific bushfires of last Summer...

44. JOHN OLSEN Landscape 1993 image
By Anonymous
21 Oct 2020

Over the last sixty years, John Olsen’s art has become synonymous with the unruly beauty of the Australian landscape.  Embracing both figuration and abstraction, Olsen’s highly lyrical paintings are instantly recognisable, merging land, sky and water into a vivid sensation borne from a very...

45. PETER BOOTH Winter Landscape with Burning City 2001 image
By Asta Cameron
21 Oct 2020

Peter Booth is one of Australia’s most prominent and exciting artists of the late twentieth century.

46. GARRY SHEAD Royal Visit 1997 image
By Anonymous
21 Oct 2020

‘I have always looked forward to my first visit to this country, but now there is the added satisfaction for me that I am able to meet my Australian people as their Queen … I am proud indeed to be at the head of a nation that has achieved so much.  Standing at last on Australian soil, on this...

47. SIDNEY NOLAN Figure in Flight 1942 image
By Gavin Fry
21 Oct 2020

One can imagine Sir Sidney Nolan, late in his career, reflecting with a wry smile and a sense of wonder as to how he had achieved the career and recognition sought by so many, but achieved by so few. The most famous, decorated and esteemed Australian artist of the century, comfortably ensconced...

48. ARTHUR BOYD Bride in a Wimmera Landscape c1967 image
By Marguerite Brown MA ArtCur
21 Oct 2020

In this painting Arthur Boyd introduces one of his most potent archetypes into the still, sparse space of a Wimmera landscape.

49. SIDNEY NOLAN  Arthur Boyd at Fitzroy Falls 1988 image
By Marguerite Brown MA ArtCur
21 Oct 2020

Arguably the two greatest Australian painters of the second half of the twentieth century are united in this work by Sidney Nolan, in which he depicts fellow artist and lifelong friend Arthur Boyd (1920-1999).

50. BRUCE ARMSTRONG Bunjil 2003 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
21 Oct 2020

Bruce Armstrong is one of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary sculptors: his large-scale public works of art dominate Melbourne’s cityscape. Armstrong’s best-known work would undoubtedly be Bunjil, the seven-storey high, 25-tonne eagle that towers over the Docklands precinct. This much-...

51. JOHN COBURN Perfumed Garden 1976 image
By Timothy Abdallah BA
21 Oct 2020

John Coburn was 51 when he painted Perfumed Garden in 1976. Coburn was enjoying professional success and was, according to a critic at the time, at the height of his powers as a painter.1Perfumed Garden was exhibited at Australian Galleries in June of that year and...

52. MICHAEL JOHNSON Celtic Spell 2005 image
By Anonymous
21 Oct 2020

A contemporary of Brett Whiteley (1939-1992), Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) and John Olsen (born 1928), Michael Johnson occupies a vital position within the history of abstract painting in Australia.  Born in Sydney, Johnson attended the Julian Ashton Art School followed by The National Art School...

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