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56. KEN WHISSON For the Moment of Porto Alegre image
By Catherine Baxendale B Phil Hons
12 Apr 2017

The art dealer Ray Hughes once declared that ‘everyone wants to be Ken Whisson’s Captain Cook.’1 As the artist explains, ‘I’m discovered and forgotten and discovered and forgotten and it will go on for the rest of my life I imagine.  And so each time it will be a great joy to be...

57. TIM MAGUIRE Untitled 98U90 1998 image
By Anne Phillips MA
12 Apr 2017

Tim Maguire’s intense and highly disciplined explorations into the practice of painting include the artist’s colour separation series which echoes digital printing techniques, and the trompe l’oeil effects of his Slit paintings inspired by the slash paintings of noted Italian artist Lucio...

58. GARRY SHEAD Queen and Subjects image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Apr 2017

Queen Elizabeth II visited Australia for the first time on 3 February 1954, when Garry Shead was just twelve years old: she was the first reigning monarch to ever visit Australia. At the time, there was a massive outpouring of nationalism and it was estimated that seventy percent of the...

59. WILLIAM ROBINSON Rainforest with Botan Creek 1989 image
By Anonymous
11 Apr 2017

Within the tradition of Australian landscape painting there have been few painters, who through their unique vision, have expressed our relationship to the world with such exceptional originality as William Robinson. 

As Lou Klepac explains:

Much...

60. RICK AMOR Remnant Pier with a Stormy Sky 2005 image
By Gavin Fry
11 Apr 2017

The rise of Rick Amor to the prominent position he now enjoys in Australian art is well known and widely documented. There was perhaps an inevitability in his steady progress, for as an artist he is single minded, hardworking and unpretentious in his public persona. He...

61. ROSALIE GASCOIGNE Danegeld 1995 image
By Anonymous
11 Apr 2017

Rosalie Gascoigne embarked on her career as an artist at the age of 57, and experienced an unprecedented and meteoric rise to the summit of Australian art. Gascoigne first exhibited at Macquarie Galleries, Canberra in 1974, however it was her inclusion in the Artist’s Choice exhibition at...

62. ARTHUR BOYD The Lovers 1962 image
By Gavin Fry
11 Apr 2017

In 1958 Arthur Boyd was given significant recognition with an invitation to exhibit at the Venice Biennale. In a somewhat unexpected pairing, he was to be shown alongside Sir Arthur Streeton (1867-1943), Australia’s most significant painter of the previous generation who had died fifteen years...

63. LLOYD REES Afterglow (Sunset & Moonrise) 1987 image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
11 Apr 2017

Lloyd Rees is known as one of the great interpreters of the Australian landscape. He has alternated between ‘light and dark moods’ throughout his artistic career; with earlier European-inspired works favouring lead as a medium, to his later works where titanium white was used freely, ‘...

64. SIDNEY NOLAN Kate Kelly Pursued by Constable Fitzpatrick c1945 image
By Richard Haese
11 Apr 2017

Sidney Nolan’s universally acclaimed achievement is the first Ned Kelly series of paintings produced while the artist lived at Heide, the home of John and Sunday Reed, and first exhibited in Melbourne in 1948. 27 of these celebrated paintings were donated by Sunday Reed to the...

65. ROSALIE GASCOIGNE Africa 1995 image
By Marina Brennan, BA (Hons)
11 Apr 2017

 

As vision grows I see more. I bring back materials from the landscape and place them around. Little things lying on ledges, or laid out on the floor or in the garden. They are then available to be looked at in my space. As things are moved about, there are...

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