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22. ETHEL CARRICK Concert in the Luxembourg Gardens 1909 image
By Caroline Jones
04 Nov 2021

Ethel Carrick’s depictions of France during la Belle Époque are undoubtedly some of her best and most accomplished works. This period of the artist’s life was one full of contentment and discovery which is evident in the subjects and execution of these works.

23. RUPERT BUNNY On the Landing c1913 image
By Marguerite Brown MA - Art Curatorship
04 Nov 2021

The heady artistic atmosphere of fin de siècle Paris captivated the young Rupert Bunny, when he moved there in 1886 as a twenty-four-year-old art student. By the late 1880s Bunny’s sociable nature was well known and earned him a place in artistic circles that included some of the...

24. ARTHUR STREETON Pale Blue and Gold 1933 image
By BRETT BALLARD
04 Nov 2021

Arthur Streeton is unquestionably the greatest Australian landscape painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His position is unique as was his ability to have straddled both centuries and to have painted within Australia and abroad with all the customary energy and...

25. ARTHUR STREETON Study for ‘Still Glides the Stream, and Shall For Ever Glide’ 1887-88 image
By Rodney James
04 Nov 2021

Study for ‘Still Glides the Stream’ 1887-88 was painted when Arthur Streeton was twenty-one. Already recognised as a rising star of Australian art – Streeton had painted from the age of thirteen – the precociously talented and highly ambitious painter eschewed formal art school training...

26. FRED WILLIAMS Landscape in Upwey 1965 image
By Catherine Baxendale
04 Nov 2021

Returning to Australia in December 1964 after several months in Europe, Fred Williams embarked on a sequence of works that would cement his reputation as Australia’s most accomplished landscape painter in the post-war era. The Upwey series of 1964-66 stands as Williams’ central artistic...

27. JOHN OLSEN Self Portrait in a Dog Landscape 1993 image
By Rodney James
04 Nov 2021

What I’m talking about is the artist as hunter gatherer. Being daring, and not frightened of the outcome. You’re a journeyman, in the real sense. It’s not the question of failure, it’s the question of understanding and feeling, where you’re able to inhabit your...

28. EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE Of My Country, Alalgura I 1992 image
By Jane Raffan
04 Nov 2021

The genesis of Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s painting lies in a range of experiences and custodial obligations she shared with other women in caring for Country and presiding over the transference of law – one ‘grows up’ the land as one ‘grows up’ children.1 Her genius, however, stems from...

29. LLOYD REES Boats in the Bay image
By Anonymous
04 Nov 2021

Lloyd Rees lived an exceptionally long and creative life and rightfully came to be considered the ‘grand old man’ of Australian art having both the profile and the body of works suited to such an elevated position. Rees ennobled his vision of Australia with a European association and grandeur...

30. MARGARET OLLEY Still Life with Harbour View c1985 image
By Asta Cameron
04 Nov 2021

Throughout an illustrious career of over ninety solo exhibitions, Margaret Olley never conformed to artistic trends. She showed little regard for contemporary modernism and abstraction, instead persisting with the subject of still-life. Olley’s richly textured and colourful compositions were in...

31. MARGARET OLLEY Dresser in the Blue Kitchen c1990 image
By Asta Cameron
04 Nov 2021

Throughout an illustrious career of over ninety solo exhibitions, Margaret Olley never conformed to artistic trends. She showed little regard for contemporary modernism and abstraction, instead persisting with the subject of still-life. Olley’s richly textured and colourful compositions were in...

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