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30. GARRY SHEAD Untitled (DH Lawrence series) 1992-93 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
29 Jan 2020

Set in the New South Wales south coast town of Thirroul, the present work is part of a series of works painted by Garry Shead in response to the writings of Englishman David Herbert Richards “D.H” Lawrence (1885-1930). The artist discovered the author’s work as a young man however it was not...

31. JOHN BRACK Pantomime 1988 image
By Catherine Baxendale B Phil Hons
29 Jan 2020

Perhaps owing to the dominance of the Melbourne...

32. HOWARD ARKLEY Discocacti 1986 image
By Dr John Gregory
29 Jan 2020

Despite his later reputation as a chronicler of suburban reality, Howard Arkley was always fascinated by what Sigmund Freud called “the uncanny” (das Unheimliche), the idea that strangeness lurks just under the surface of everyday life. Reflecting this interest,...

33. DEL KATHRYN BARTON Openly Song 2014 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
29 Jan 2020

Here we see a fearless protagonist, contemplative and unwavering. A goddess in a fabulous one-piece, astride a pink planet with two waratah sentinels and frames of energy pulsating...

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...

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