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By Anonymous
12 Jul 2017

Banished for decades, the figure finally emerged in the art of Tim Storrier (born 1949) in an exhibition titled In Absentia, held at Australian Galleries, Sydney, in 2010. The figures were spectral entities given form by the clothes they inhabited and the accessories they sported. The...

By JacquiB
12 Jul 2017

In a celebrated career that stretched over six decades, Australian artist Sidney Nolan was in seemingly constant motion, traversing the world in search of new subjects and experiences. He was the quintessential travelling artist, famously commenting: ‘Some artists invent their colour...

By JacquiB
12 Jul 2017

Since the early 1960s, Rick Amor has been mining his personal memories of urban settings, some recalled from his early childhood and others drawn from contemporary experiences, to bring us striking scenes. They emit both theatrical resonance and silence; they suggest dreamy movement yet embody...

By JacquiB
12 Jul 2017

A city dweller for most of his life, Howard Arkley was drawn to the orderliness of suburbia in the same way Fred Williams was drawn to the Australian bush. Both men studied and explored these landscapes on a macro and micro level, painting the rhythms and forms which defined their surrounding...

By JacquiB
12 Jul 2017

Danie Mellor, one of Australia’s most unique and esteemed contemporary artists, is strongly influenced by his European and Indigenous heritage. His iconographic lexicon is erudite, complex and richly textured, and plays on historical intersections with Australia’s Indigenous people, addressing...

By JacquiB
12 Jul 2017

Danie Mellor’s win in the 2009 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Award caused a media sensation. Not only was he just the third urban artist to win the award, for some of the more extreme tabloid commentators he was not a ‘proper Aboriginal’ – wrong colour hair and eyes, too white, too...

By JacquiB
12 Jul 2017

Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s oeuvre is a collective expression of the interconnectedness of her physical self and Country – her home Alalgura (Alhalkere), situated near Soakage Bore, Utopia, north east of Alice Springs – as well as the metaphysical associations of awelye (...

By JacquiB
12 Jul 2017

Rover Thomas Joolama (Julama) was born at Yalda Soak in the Great Sandy Desert near Kunawarritji (Gunawaggi or Well 33) on the Canning Stock Route, which runs north/south for over 1,000 kilometres in Western Australia. Now recognised as a colonial folly, the creation and management of...

21. LLOYD REES Landscape at Gunning c1954 image
By Gavin Fry
12 Apr 2017

When Lloyd Rees died in 1988 the nation lost one of its most loved and admired artists, lauded in that year by the Australian Bicentennial Authority as one of ‘two hundred people who made Australia great’. Despite the public outpourings of grief and recognition, Rees had not always been held in...

22. MARGARET OLLEY Lemons image
By Caroline Jones BA, MA (Art Admin.)
12 Apr 2017

Margaret Olley’s most well-known and best loved paintings are undoubtedly her still life works – throughout her life, the artist had the ability to create beautifully crafted tableaux from the objects which she lived with. Her home and studio, which have been recreated at the Tweed Regional Art...

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