• A Closer Look At… John Dent in Paris

    Dent Rue Blanche

    In our next A Closer Look At… we examine the paintings of Paris by John Dent which are redolent with atmosphere, indicative of his ability to absorb the sense of place he discovered there. Mostly, these are quiet introspective moments, a captured snapshot in time. The street scenes take the viewer on a promenade with […]

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  • RECONCILIATION WEEK

    As RECONCILIATION WEEK draws to a close I enjoyed watching the AFL match last night for the Dreamtime Round. It’s great to see indigenous recognition and reconciliation in all forms and in many industries.  This years theme is MORE THAN A WORD, RECONCILIATION TAKES ACTION, urging the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. At […]

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  • A Closer Look At… John Dent Still Life Paintings

    In our series of A Closer Look At… essays, we examine an aspect of current exhibited artworks. In the first of these for John Dent: Between Two Countries, we further consider the intriguing still life paintings where a range of commonplace objects are carefully placed in juxtaposition to each other and the space between them, […]

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  • JOHN DENT : Exhibition Opening at LDFA Sat 15 May 2021 at 2pm

    John Dent: Between Two Countries featuring 50 paintings from the earlier years of his ongoing career, painted in both Australia and France. A rare opportunity to view the collection together on a scale not seen since Dent’s retrospective at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1994. Subjects range from intriguing and elegant still lifes; atmospheric interiors and […]

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  • PETER CHURCHER: THE FIRST DECADE

    Join us in the exhibitions final week, where you have a rare opportunity to view and purchase a selection of artworks from Churcher’s impressive first decade of his career, which examines the beginning and following the growth and establishment of his career as an artist. Churcher’s artistic concern from the outset was the human figure […]

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  • Peter Churcher : ” In the Studio”

    Peter Churcher Drinking Age Verified

    In 2005, Creative Cowboy filmed Peter Churcher in his studio. Spend 15 minutes with the artist as he places his models and concentrates on capturing them in paint An intimate view of the studio and a fascinating insight into the artist at work. https://www.creativecowboyfilms.com/blog_posts/an-earlier-portrait-in-prahran-2005 The exhibition of Peter’s early paintings, from the first decade of […]

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  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Dianne Coulter

    COULTER, DI - Cousin Elizabeth NT

    This striking lifesize figure by Dianne Coulter was awarded the inaugural Blake Prize for Human Justice in 2009 where it was acclaimed as follows: “Cousin Elizabeth NT, is a powerful work amongst many outstanding creations, all helping us to understand our humanity with greater clarity.” Of her winning entry, Dianne said “I have dressed her […]

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  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ZHOU Xiaoping

    One of the most intriguing contemporary artists to explore the complex yet rich creative and conceptual possibilities of cross-cultural collaboration is the Chinese Australian artist, Zhou Xiaoping.Having lived in Aboriginal communities over a sustained period of time and forged important working relationships with various senior artists, Zhou has developed an original art practice that brings together elements from Chinese, Western and Australian Aboriginal cultural traditions.

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  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT … John Glover

    John Glover achieved great success as a painter in London, both as a watercolourist and oil painter, prior to emigrating to Australia in 1830 where his naturalistic depictions of the Australian light and landscape continue to be revered. His landscapes tend towards the romantic and classical, and it is his close observation of nature, based […]

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  • D’Art Screening Cinema Nova Sun 7 Feb

    D'Art Cinema Nova

    A special screening of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival entrant, D’Art is being held at Cinema Nova, Carlton this Sunday 7th February at 11am, including a post-screening Q&A session with filmmaker Karl von Moller, along with Robert Clinch and Jeff Brown. Intertwining exhaustive technical investigation and countless hours of fastidious hand-painting, the goal is to […]

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