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Barbara Hanrahan: The Many Hues of an Extraordinary Woman

  Printmaker, artist and writer, Barbara Hanrahan, was born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1939. Throughout her artistic career, she...
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Date

03 Mar 2022

Author

Jason Harris

Art

Nicholas Hilliard: The Master of Miniatures

    Nicholas Hilliard was born in Exeter, Devon in England in 1547 to Richard Hilliard and Laurence Wall. They...
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Date

24 Feb 2022

Author

Jason Harris

Art

The Estate of Ted Jonsson

  The upcoming auction for the Estate of Ted Jonsson has allowed us to celebrate Jonsson as a prolific South...
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Date

17 Feb 2022

Author

Ellen

Fine and Contemporary

HANS HEYSEN: An Artist for All Seasons

Sir Wilhelm Ernst Hans Franz Heysen was born in Germany before his family emigrated to Australia. Hans showed early promise as an artist at school. Hans began painting and attended night art classes while he was with his father’s hardware merchant business. In 1894,...
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Date

22 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

JOHN GLOVER: Artist and Nature Lover

English-born John Glover showed an early interest in wildlife and was to be found sketching birds and nature as a child. He also began painting in oil and watercolour while at the school. For the next nine years or so, Glover exhibited his paintings...
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Date

22 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

JOHN BRACK: The Late-Blooming Artist

Aspiring to be a poet, Cecil John Brack hadn't decided to become an artist until he came across a reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s The Night Café in a local bookshop. He was a late-blooming artist. His art studies were interrupted in World War...
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Date

22 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

FREDERICK MCCUBBIN: An Artist Till the End

Australian Impressionist Frederick McCubbin was the third son of a family who emigrated to Australia. His father secured him a job as a lawyer’s clerk, but this came to a rapid end when Frederick’s father was shown the theatres he created out of paper...
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Date

22 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

MARTIN SHARP: Satirical Art, Psychedelic Heart

Martin Ritchie Sharp did not have a close relationship with either of his parents, but his mother still encouraged his early leanings towards art. Martin attended his first art exhibition at age nine. His art teacher recognised his talent and recommended that he study...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

DONALD FRIEND: Fiend or Friend?

Australian artist Donald Stuart Leslie Friend was born from a family of a moneyed background. He received early education at prestigious institutions. After a scandalous liaison with a young Thai boy, Donald ran away from home. He returned to Sydney with his first series...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

Fine and Contemporary

FRANK HURLEY: Capturing Adventures and History

Frank Hurley had quite an adventurous life. Right at the age of thirteen, he ran away from home when he got involved in an incident with his teacher. His passion for photography was born when he was employed as an apprentice fitter. However, this...
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Date

21 Apr 2020

Author

Jason Harris

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