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46. CHARLES BLACKMAN Midnight Garden 1993 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
27 Aug 2019

Charles Blackman was an artist who found inspiration in nature – throughout his long and prolific career, the beauty of the natural world provided the artist with a bounty of subject matter. Gardens, flowers, forests and animals were a constant feature in Blackman’s art and the artist would...

47. GARRY SHEAD Romeo and Juliet 2015 image
By Gavin Fry
27 Aug 2019

The plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare have inspired artists right from the time they were first produced more than four centuries ago. His ideas of high drama, comedy, colour and action have always provided rich pickings for painters, perhaps none more so than the pre-Raphaelite and Royal...

48. LIN ONUS Bunpa 1989 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
27 Aug 2019

Described by the curator Margo Neale as a ‘cultural terrorist of gentle irreverence’,1 Lin Onus, a self-taught artist of Yorta Yorta and Scottish descent, left school at the age of fourteen and worked as a motor mechanic and spray painter before joining his father making artifacts for...

49. CLIFFORD POSSUM TJAPALTJARRI Tjungurrayi and Tjapaltjarri Dreaming 1998 image
By Anonymous
27 Aug 2019

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri was born on Napperby Station about two hundred kilometres north-west of Mparntwe (Alice Springs). Like many other Anmatyerr people, his family moved to the east region of their country following the Coniston Massacre of the mid-1920s. The artist started his working...

50. RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA Tingari Cycle 1997 image
By Anonymous
27 Aug 2019

Born around 1943 at Tjiturrunya, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa grew up as a member of the Pintupi tribe approximately one hundred kilometres west of the Kintore Ranges across the Western Australian border. Spending most of his early years with his family travelling throughout the remote and vast desert of...

51. ARTHUR BOYD Big Chook c1983 image
By Anonymous
27 Aug 2019

After more than a decade of living amongst the bustle of London’s Hampstead, in 1970 Arthur Boyd rented a modest gamekeeper’s cottage near Ramsholt in Suffolk, allowing him peace and quiet, a studio and a place to reconnect with the landscape.  This duly revived his interest in the Australian...

52. SIDNEY NOLAN Kimberley Landscape - Prince Regent River 1983 image
By Gavin Fry
27 Aug 2019

The first question confronting any artist painting the landscape is ‘where is the viewpoint’?  Should it be as seen from a standing or sitting position, with a low horizon and lots of sky for a dramatic interpretation as in the bayside works of Rick Amor (born 1948) or, perhaps a high viewpoint...

53. JOHN KELLY The Red Cow 2001 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
27 Aug 2019
54. SIDNEY NOLAN Kelly 1964 image
By Asta Cameron
27 Aug 2019

Sidney Nolan is Australia’s greatest modernist painter and remains one of our most universally recognised artists. During his lifetime he developed an enduring reputation both in Australia and abroad with a proliferation of exhibitions in major cities across the globe. Most notable is of course...

55. ARTHUR BOYD It Says Here c1987 image
By Tim Abdallah
27 Aug 2019

The many ideas and notions explored by Arthur Boyd, and which found their way into his art, never threatened to overwhelm him. Since the early 1940s when he was still a young man and unknown artist, he had looked for ways to give depth to his thoughts by taking an omnivorous approach to stimuli...

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