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24. FRED WILLIAMS Grass Trees in Landscape, Deception Bay c1971 image
By Gavin Fry
29 Jan 2020

Fred Williams is among a tiny handful of Australian artists whose works have reached...

25. GARRY SHEAD The Coronation 1997 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
29 Jan 2020

Garry Shead has established a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary figurative artists. His scenes transpire in a uniquely Australian context established by the likes of Russell Drysdale (1912-1981), and Arthur Boyd (1920-1999), who also used figurative...

26. JAMES GLEESON Odysseus 1964 image
By Ken Wach
29 Jan 2020

The Sydney artist James Gleeson is justifiably regarded as...

27. JOHN OLSEN Frog in a Pond 1979 image
By Corinna Cullen BA MA Art History and Curatorial Studies
29 Jan 2020

An environmental conservationist before it was fashionable, John Olsen was one of Australia’s first modern artists to draw out the beauty in the minutiae of Australian landscape and ecology. His awakening to Australia’s astonishing natural...

28. WILLIAM ROBINSON Towards the Cliff, Beechmont 1991 image
By Corinna Cullen BA MA Art History and Curatorial Studies
29 Jan 2020

In the late 1980s and early 1990s William Robinson began to paint landscapes in a remarkable way. Liberating the observer from the constraints of both time and gravity, Robinson began charting journeys across the landscape he...

29. CHARLES BLACKMAN Song of the Flute c1982 image
By Marguerite Brown MA - Art Curatorship
29 Jan 2020

In this depiction of a celestial night sky, Charles Blackman creates an evocative fusion of the human and the cosmic. A leading figure in the modern Australian art movement of the mid-twentieth century, Blackman’s work has always been defined by its originality, and expression of psychological...

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...

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