Richard Larter first came to public notice in the 1960s with confronting works based on the female body, politics, and a sensibility informed by British Pop. However his work also celebrates place, mood and medium. read more.
Vernon Ah Kee. Vernon Ah Kee is a draughtsman, photographer, screen-printer, video and text based installation artist who was included in the 2008 Biennale of Sydney.
Kathleen Aurousseau. Painter who exhibited several works including a still life oil painting at the Australian Exhibition of Women's Work in 1907.
Deborah Klein. A printmaker whose woodblock and linocut prints have been widely published. Klein was Highly Commended in the 1996 Silk Cut Acquisitive Award for Linocut Prints. Her contribution to 'Alice 125', the 1990 exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' was a series of 29 woodblocks exploring the idea of 'the innocent abroad' - a tribute to two friends who died overseas.
Alfred Oakley. A photographic artist and daguerrean who worked professionally as a photographer, Alfred Oakley, also known as Alfred Oakey, worked in Melbourne's Bourke St in the late nineteenth century.
J. E. Ward. Late colonial period cartoonist and illustrator. Painter of Birds of Paradise and native life in Papua.
Carl Halvorsen. Halvorsen, son of a Norwegian boat-builder, designed and built motor yachts from shipyards in Neutral Bay, later Ryde, then Bobbin Head NSW. While the company's timber motor yachts were sold internationally, he and his company also designed and built sailing vessels. He was a celebrated sailing competitor.
Amala Groom. Amala Groom is a proud Wiradjuri artist who utilizes a decolonising methodology to inform her creative process. Her practice can be described as multi-disciplinary and project based, focusing on contemporary social and political commentary.
Hugh Ferguson. Ferguson was the Melbourne-based organiser of an exhibition "Australia Makes It" held first in 1947 in the city's exhibition building. The show exhibited Australian designed and manufactured goods, supported by press coverage from Melbourne's The Argus newspaper. It was so successful in attracting post-war attendance, it was held again in 1948.
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