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Is Landscape Painting History?

May 1, 2017 |

by Alexandra Sassé  

Seeing the world as more than a backdrop or stage-set for unfolding narratives is the basic premise of landscape painting. It requires sensation rather than symbol to be the dominant motive. This is at odds with … Read More

SALON April 2017

April 4, 2017 |

 

 

 

 

 

RELEVANT SITES – wangarattaartgallery.com.au – manningham.vic.gov.au/gallery – bendigoartgallery.com.au – incineratorgallery.com – fac.org.au   Want More? See all of the SALON Pictorial Features we have run to date.  

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Desperately Seeking Fox

December 3, 2016 |

THE LEN FOX PAINTING AWARD CASTLEMAINE ART GALLERY

by Alexandra Sasse  

Categories. They are very useful things. All sorts of unlikely objects or ideas can be clumped together simply on the basis that they have one thing in common. … Read More

Surreal Worlds

October 31, 2016 |

JOHN LESLIE ART PRIZE Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

by Alexandra Sasse   This landscape painting prize, based in Sale, is one of those generous moments when a local benefactor makes a significant contribution to the nation’s cultural life. Art awards … Read More

Featured Listing September 2016

September 1, 2016 |

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Experimenta Recharge Artistic Director: Jonathan Parsons, Associate Curators: Elise Routledge and Lubi Thomas until 23 September 2016

Samstag Museum is delighted to present Experimenta Recharge, the 6th International Biennial of Media Art. Featuring … Read More

Guy Maestri: Roadtrips & Roadkill

April 2, 2016 |

interview by Steve Proposch photos by Kyle Ford

 

“Working in the field makes you focus,” says Guy Maestri. “You’ve got elements that you’re working against. You’ve got time and light.”

Like many painters who work en plein air, … Read More

Ben Quilty: Spoils of War

February 2, 2016 |

by Steve Proposch  

It is tempting to label Ben Quilty’s latest works in After Afghanistan, at Castlemaine Art Gallery until 15 April 2016, ‘super’ expressionist. The subjects of these portraits are vulnerable, yet powerful. They leave you with no … Read More

Days Like This: Mary Tonkin

August 1, 2015 | | One Comment

Inga Walton  

One of Australia’s most accomplished and vigorous landscape artists, Mary Tonkin works primarily from her family farm at Kalorama, surrounded by the Dandenong Ranges National Park. Established by her Grandfather in the 1930s, the farm supplies rare … Read More

Ashley Bickerton: Artists are dyed poodles dancing through fiery hoops for the one percent …

May 1, 2014 | | 2 Comments

 

I was in Ashley Bickerton’s studio in Bali, staring at a painting of a blue man and several colourful girls. I was having a hard time keeping up with the direction our conversation was taking. A short time ago … Read More