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6. LLOYD REES Illawarra Pastoral 1957 image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

Illawarra Pastoral 1957 is a classically composed landscape from a popular period of Lloyd Rees’s art. It first came to public notice when it was exhibited at Sydney’s first Royal Easter Show exhibition in March-April 1958 and won a £150 prize. The painting was subsequently purchased...

10. TIM STORRIER The Illusion (Distance from Above) 1978 image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

Tim Storrier was twenty-nine when he painted the present work. Still a young artist by most standards, he had already won his first major award, the Sulman Prize, at the age of just nineteen becoming the youngest artist to ever do so. The accolades and accomplishments did not abate during his...

15. SAM FULLBROOK Nambucca Heads 1995 image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

Sam Fullbrook’s life and career were full of contradictions, an artist of considerable achievement and professional recognition, yet far from a household name in the minds of most Australians, even those well acquainted with the world of art. His work was distinctive and individual, invariably...

16. GARRY SHEAD D.H. and Thirroulia 1996 image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

In 1922 the English writer D.H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda spent a few months in the New South Wales seaside town of Thirroul. In just forty-five days Lawrence wrote Kangaroo, his eighth novel, which is set in Australia and filled with vivid and sympathetic descriptions of the country, fusing...

17. TOM ROBERTS Untitled (Bruny Island Lighthouse) 1880 image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

This previously uncatalogued painting by Tom Roberts depicts the isolated domain of the Cape Bruny lighthouse, built in 1838 on Tasmania’s Bruny Island. Roberts is thought to have made his first visit to the island state two years previously in 1878 in the company of his cousin-in-law Henson...

18. NORMAN LINDSAY The Veil (Rita) c1940 image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) was one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, with a career spanning over seventy years. He was a household name, widely recognised for the cartoons he made for The Bulletin for fifty years, as well for his beloved children’s book The Magic Pudding. Lindsay...

19. ETHEL CARRICK FOX Bowl with Wildflowers c1920s image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

The still life has been a popular and collectible subject since its genesis as an independent genre in the fifteenth century. The trend towards the still life genre in northern parts of the Netherlands at this time was due to the increasing urbanisation of Dutch and Flemish society, which...

20. FRED WILLIAMS Lilydale Landscape c1958 image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

Created soon after his return to Australia from London in the summer of 1956-7, Lilydale Landscape dates from a formative period of Fred Williams’s career. Having become attuned to the different light, atmosphere and scale of the European countryside, Williams embarked upon a radical reappraisal...

21. MARGARET OLLEY Double Bay and Wildflowers 1999 image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

Margaret Olley was a vital and beloved part of the Australian arts community for over sixty years, renowned for her paintings, her vibrant personality and her generous philanthropy. The young artist became a minor celebrity in 1949, when William Dobell’s (1899-1970) now-famous portrait of her...

22. ARTHUR BOYD Shoalhaven Landscape 1991 image
By Anonymous
28 Mar 2018

The Shoalhaven River was a continual source of inspiration to Arthur Boyd and, looking back over the artist’s vast body of work, formed a major part of Boyd’s oeuvre. The Shoalhaven region on the south coast of New South Wales, has historically been an area favoured by artists because of its...

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