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Art Reviews

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...

44. RICK AMOR Four Trees 2001 image
By Anonymous
28 Jan 2020

Rick Amor knows his subjects intimately, but the paintings are not always literal representations; they have evolved over a number of years, and are often underpinned by several layers of memory, knowledge and perception....

45. ARTHUR STREETON Hollyhocks image
By Timothy Abdallah BA
28 Jan 2020

‘I don’t go into Melbourne more than I can help. I spend my days working in the garden.’1

Arthur Streeton’s 1936 letter to Lionel Lindsay conveys a notion of a man at the end of his career, in retirement. In 1921 Streeton had bought five...

By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
28 Jan 2020

In 1945, William Dobell moved to the small New South Wales coastal town of Wangi Wangi to seek a quieter existence. Two years...

By Catherine Baxendale B Phil Hons
28 Jan 2020

Norman Lindsay’s prolific...

48. JOHN OLSEN Untitled 1969 image
By Anonymous
28 Jan 2020

Throughout his productive and fascinating career, the one subject, or ‘muse’, which has continually captivated John Olsen, is the natural world. From the minutest of swamp critters, field mice, frogs, pelicans and giraffes, to the tributaries, endless ocean and expansive inland...

49. GEOFF DYER It Will Always Be Summer in Our Eyes image
By Gavin Fry
28 Jan 2020

Winning the Archibald prize, the Nation’s most prestigious art award, has become something more than just a competition for the best portrait. The prize has evolved as a form of honorific, providing a ready-made tagline for every journalist and news...

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