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Category Archives: StillLife
Hutton’s Hams and Bacon (Pine-Apple Brand) During the 1860s the suburb of Preston in Melbourne’s north saw the introduction of a bacon-curing factory. Following its opening in 1862, came a tannery in 1865. These original establishments would be followed by … Continue reading
[Greg Warburton Self-portrait in Da Vinci T-shirt (2003) acrylic and charcoal and conte on paper on timber 180 x 120 cm.] Greg Warburton (born 1952), trained at Hornsby Technical College and Alexander Mackie College in the 1970s. From 1974 to … Continue reading
Katnjupayi Benson (Ngaanyatjarra) born c. 1933 comes from Papulankutja (Blackstone Community, 300 kms west of the Western Australia (W.A.), Northern Territory and South Australia borders); and spends time between Blackstone and the Docker River communities. She began to make baskets … Continue reading
[Image: David Bielander – Scampi 2007] (Collection of the artist) David Bielander (born 1968) started his career as an apprentice goldsmith in Basel Switzerland working for the industrial designer and jewellery maker Georg Spreng before studying under Professor Otto Künzli … Continue reading
Born Melbourne in 1972, Emily Floyd is Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art at Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Monash University. She is also a 2015 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow. Floyd has been working in sculpture, installation, … Continue reading
Kohei Nawa was born in 1975. He is one of Japan’s new generation of high-flying young artists. Over the last several years he has exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, London, the Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and in … Continue reading
Above: University Cafe (2011) 24 x 19 cm from a series of drawings of Glasgow cafes. Scottish illustrator Christine Berrie is a born and bred Glaswegian, living in the town of Bishopbriggs near Glasgow. The daughter of a draftsman for … Continue reading
Pictured above: “A Room With Chairs” (1972) charcoal on paper and canvas. William Delafield Cook (1936–2015) was an Australian artist born in Melbourne, who was known for his stark landscapes. He taught at the University of Melbourne. He had long … Continue reading
Barry Humphries: Platy-Tox for all Bushland Pests – Make Yours a Platytox State. Australian comedian, satirist, artist and author, Barry Humphries was born John Barry Humphries, 0n 17 February 1934. In 1959, Humphries moved to London, where he lived and … Continue reading
Here is an example of what I call ‘Natural Art‘. I found this marvelous example of ‘natural art’ form in the Jewel Cave, at Margaret River, in south Western Australia. To me, there is no doubting that it looks like … Continue reading
A “Ghost Bike” aka “Ghost-Cycle” or “White-Cycle”, is a bicycle set up as a roadside memorial in a place where a cyclist has been killed or severely injured. Apart from being a memorial, it is usually intended as a reminder to passing motorists to … Continue reading
French painter and lithographer Ignace Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour was born on 14th January, 1836 in Grenoble, Isère, France. The son of an artist, young Henri took drawing lessons from his father before entering the Ecole de Dessin, in 1850 … Continue reading
Spanish Baroque painter and pioneer of realism, Fray Juan Sanchez Cotán was born on June 25, 1560 at Orgaz, La Mancha and studied at Toledo under little known Mannerist style painter Blas del Prado who was famous for his still … Continue reading