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49. ROSALIE GASCOIGNE Amber image
By menzies
28 May 2019

You seek out the spirit of the landscape  to  match  your own spirit.1

Rosalie Gascoigne’s art is a response to her environment, generated by the powers of intuitive, experiential knowledge and her search for a ‘truth to...

50. TIM STORRIER Cloud Bank (Over the Night Road) image
By menzies
28 May 2019

Tim Storrier’s burning objects are among the most recognisable and successful motifs in Australian contemporary art. They dominate his oeuvre and have brought him immense critical and commercial acclaim both in Australia and internationally. Yet their inception was a...

51. JOHN OLSEN Rydal - Grevilleas and Honeyeaters image
By menzies
28 May 2019

John Olsen has cultivated an impressive career spanning over six decades. His distinctive  visual  language  combined  with an intimate relationship with the  Australian  landscape  sees  his artworks propelled into a sphere of greatness unlike any other artist. We...

52. RICK AMOR The Silence 2001 image
By menzies
28 May 2019

Amor’s paintings have a distinctive mood – an autumnal wistfulness. They often present a  world  that  is  haunted rather than peopled and they always seem to be created by     a displaced witness – a Hitchcockian suspense pervades his paintings. Furthermore there is...

53. SIDNEY NOLAN Hanged Crucifix 1979 image
By menzies
28 May 2019

In 1980 the Rudy Komon Gallery in Sydney exhibited twenty- three Kelly paintings which were executed by Sidney Nolan in 1979 for an exhibition that was to coincide with the centenary of Ned Kelly’s death in 1880. The series, of which the present work formed a part,...

54. ARTHUR BOYD Metamorphosis image
By menzies
28 May 2019

Metamorphosis belongs to the highly important series of paintings produced by Arthur Boyd after leaving Australia for England in 1959. Success in Australia meant that Boyd and his family could make the trip, and he arrived in England supported by letters of...

55. MARGARET OLLEY Kitchen Table image
By menzies
28 May 2019

Margaret Olley is one of Australia’s most well-renowned painters of the still life subject. Her legacy to Australian art history is significant and her characteristic interior scenes are highly regarded and collected worldwide. Throughout her long and successful career, the still life was the...

56. ARTHUR BOYD Suffolk Landscape image
By menzies
28 May 2019

The life and career of Arthur Boyd neatly spans most of the twentieth century, from his birth just after the end of the Great War until his death on the eve of the new century. Committed to the life of the artist from childhood, he achieved a unique place in...

57. EDWIN TANNER The Board of Directors image
By menzies
28 May 2019

Edwin Tanner began his working life at the Port Kembla steelworks in New South Wales, before qualifying as a civil engineer.1 Tanner’s early interests were manifold and extended to cycling, mathematics, aeronautics, classical music, poetry and analytic...

58. CHARLES BLACKMAN Girl at Table c1985 image
By menzies
28 May 2019

Charles Blackman strode on to the  international  stage  with  the Whitechapel Gallery’s 1961 exhibition, Recent Australian Painting, in which ‘a hothouse of geniuses suddenly stepped on to the pages of history.’1

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