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31. BRONWYN OLIVER Acorn 2005 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Apr 2017

Acorn was created in 2006, the final year of Bronwyn Oliver’s tragically short life. During this year, Oliver spent much of her day working exhaustively on the group of works that would be included in the exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 planned for August that year. After months of...

32. JOHN KELLY Form and Function 2003 image
By Ken Wach
12 Apr 2017

It is often remarked that there is something distinctly Australian about Kelly’s cow series of paintings and sculptures. This at first seems quite odd, because the cow is not an Australian native animal and Kelly was born in England. However, it is not the cows as such that embody Australia, but...

33. LYNN CHADWICK Maquette II Jubilee III 1984 1984 image
By Anonymous
12 Apr 2017

Sculptor Lynn Chadwick is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most well-respected British artists – he was one of the outstanding sculptors of this time who combined great imagination with an immense technical ability. He is recognised for his distinctive style, his theme of organic,...

34. TIM STORRIER The Grand Impedimenta image
By Gavin Fry
12 Apr 2017

It is just on 50 years since Tim Storrier burst onto the Australian art scene with his win in the Sulman Prize at the age of nineteen. It was an extraordinary achievement for a young artist barely out of art school. The winning work, Suzy 350, depicted two figures in flight, thrown from...

35. FRED WILLIAMS You Yangs Outlook 1970 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Apr 2017

Fred Williams’ observed and conceptualised views of the Australian bush are recognised as embodying the essence of the landscape in a way not previously seen in Australian art. In the early 1960s, the artist began taking daytrips to areas around Melbourne where he would paint en plein air with...

36. MARGARET OLLEY Untitled (Still Life with Daisies and Grapes) image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Apr 2017

‘Olley’s paintings are celebrations of materiality. There is mystery enough for her in the sensuality of surfaces, the slender arc of a Turkish teapot, the transient perfection of flowers, glints of light on glass or silver, the burning lemon, the pattern of banksias against an orange wall, not...

37. ARTHUR BOYD Figure in the Bush II c1974 image
By Rodney James BA (Hons.), MA
12 Apr 2017

Arthur Boyd was one of Australia’s most prolific and original artists. In a career that spanned six decades, Boyd compiled an impressive legacy of paintings, drawings and prints. While most of the works sprang from literary texts or directly from his fertile imagination, many others were a...

38. SIDNEY NOLAN Kelly at Glenrowan 1962 image
By Rodney James BA (Hons.), MA
12 Apr 2017

Sidney Nolan told the writer Colin MacInnes in 1961 that the main ingredients of his iconic 1946-47 ‘Ned Kelly’ series were ‘Kelly’s own words, and Rousseau, and sunlight.’1 It is an elegant summation and points to Nolan’s fascination in the Kelly legend which did not diminish from...

39. FRED WILLIAMS Bayswater Landscape 1959 image
By Marguerite Brown MA - Art Curatorship
12 Apr 2017

The story goes that when Fred Williams returned to Australia in 1956 after a five year period living and working in London, fellow artist John Brack (1920-1999) said to him ‘Well Freddy, what are you going to do?’ - to which he replied, ‘I’m going to paint the gum tree.’1 Despite...

40. ARTHUR BOYD Potter and Wife on Beach at Arthurs Seat c1968-69 image
By Rodney James BA (Hons.), MA
12 Apr 2017

Potter and wife on Beach at Arthurs Seat c.1968-69, celebrates Arthur Boyd’s rich and evocative family history that informs his artistic output and philosophy along with the significance of place of Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay and Mornington Peninsula.

Arthur and Yvonne...

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