• In the Spotlight: Iso Rae

    Iso Rae A Devil Etaples 1917

    Isobel Rae was known as “Iso”, her nickname a somewhat relevant and familiar word to us today, as was her likely experience of isolation. At the outbreak of World War I, Iso Rae remained in Etaples, France with her mother and sister, whilst most foreigners moved away from the former peaceful fishing village, which had been home […]

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  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ethel Carrick Fox

    “The energy and liveliness of outdoor crowds occupied Ethel Carrick Fox throughout her career, and she was particularly fascinated by markets, parks and beaches. Perfect subjects for her swiftly wrought impressions, these turn-of-the-century public spaces were being transformed by modernity.” Angela Goddard, ‘Modernity in Motion: Ethel Carrick’s crowds’ in Art, Love & Life: Ethel Carrick & […]

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  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Charles Blackman

    Charles Blackman is one of Australia’s most celebrated and significant figurative artists and was an exceptional draughtsperson. His use of pen and ink, charcoal and pencil – from quick sketches to large sized works on paper – was a constant throughout his life. His drawings bear evidence of the personal nature of his art, used […]

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  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Hans Heysen

    “There is something immensely exhilarating when tall white gums tower into the blue heavens – the subtle quality of the edges where they meet the sky – how mysterious.”Carrol, A., North, I., and Treganza, J., Hans Heysen Centenary Retrospective 1877 – 1977, Art Gallery Board of South Australia, 1977, p.12 This striking watercolour highlights the majesty […]

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  • Bessie Davidson – on show

    The growing global interest in women artists is reflected in the increasing number of exhibitions highlighting their work. A number of artworks from our current exhibition of Innovative Australian Women are currently on loan to other exhibitions:

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  • Congratulations Genevieve Loy – Ravenswood finalist

    Genevieve Loy 202002 detail

    We are really excited that indigenous artist Genevieve Kemarr Loy has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women […]

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  • D’art documentary – film festival viewing 2020

    D'art movie poster

    Congratulations to all involved in making the D’art movie, a rollicking ride resulting in a vintage Goggomobil Dart car painted in artist Robert Clinch’s signature paper darts. Filmmaker Karl von Möller is deservedly recognised with the work’s inclusion in the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival for 2020, opening 30 June. Enjoy watching from the comfort of […]

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  • Congratulations to Yvonne Audette AM

    We are delighted that the recent Queen’s Birthday honours saw Yvonne Audette awarded the AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for her significant services as one of Australia’s leading abstract artists. Audette undertook early studies in Sydney at the Julian Ashton School with Henry Gibbons and then from 1951 with John Passmore, who was […]

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  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT…

    Welcome to our second Blog edition of IN THE SPOTLIGHT, where we continue to focus on artworks from our stockroom and provide some context around the work and its artist.

    Featured Artist: MICHAEL McWILLIAMS

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  • ENJOYING THE SUPERMOON?

    WILLIAM BECKWITH MCINNES 1889 – 1939
    Moonrise 1915
    oil on canvas
    69.5 x 101.5 cm

    If you’re enjoying the supermoon this week? Pair your lunar delight with these beautifully crafted artworks.

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