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Melbourne, VIC, 9 February 1929 – 19 April 2005


Well known as a sculptor, Meadmore began his career as a designer. His furniture was sold at Marion Hall Best’s showrooms and his lighting design shown at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics Arts Festival alongside the work of designers such as Grant Featherston. Meadmore ran Max Hutchinson's Gallery A, Melbourne, in ... read more.

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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 Kelly. Deborah Kelly began making socially engaged artwork in 1983. Her collaborative projects include boat-people.org and the prize-winning public artwork series Hey, hetero!, created with Tina Fiveash. Her work Beware of the God - commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and first shown in 2005 - was reiterated for the 2008 Singapore Biennale.

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.

Mr George William Gregory. He was born in London and had been in the colony 45 years, 38 of which he had spent in Goulburn. On first arriving in New South Wales he was employed in the mint, but left there to go on a goldfield. After an interval of a few years he made his home in Goulburn, where he had carried on a fancy goods shop until his death. He combined photographing with his other business in the 1860s.

Silvano Mariti. Mariti is described as the designer of the Hacienda Espresso Bar, Hunter Street, Sydney. The Hacienca also featured a mural by Nado Milat.

W.A Pennell. Pennell is described as the head of the British American Tobacco (BAT) advertising department in Shanghai, China after 1920 while also teaching and practising his art in China. He is said to have employed Chinese artists for BAT work. He immigrated to Australia in 1936.

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