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Australian Art



Sunday, 1 July, 2012, 12:00am

Melbourne identity

Stay at any of Melbourne's Art Series hotels and that hoary euphemism, 'Would you like to come up and see my etchings?', takes on a whole new meaning. The Olsen, The Blackman and The Cullen are not only inspired by Australian artists John Olsen, Charles Blackman and Adam Cullen but are filled with their artwork and imbued with their personalities.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The buzz

As you are reading The buzz, your Going Out correspondent is in Thailand - most likely sitting on a beach, drinking an ice-cold Singha beer and gazing over the clear waters of the Andaman Sea - after having joined the hordes bailing out of Hong Kong for the summer holidays.

22 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Desert Dreaming

Southern Exchange

June 30-July 12

Ten Aboriginal artists from Australia keep their culture alive with contemporary paintings of what is known as the Dreaming. The Southern Exchange at Cat Street Gallery presents artists who document an oral history on the canvas, depicting spiritual stories of nature, their ancestors and the community.

26 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Living next door to Alice

The fact that a yacht club exists in Alice Springs - a town hundreds of kilometres from the nearest ocean - says something about the Outback town's sense of humour. Alice Springs, like many Australians, does not take itself too seriously.

Further proof can be found at the annual Henley-on-Todd Regatta - where thousands turn out to cheer

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Plenty to wander about from the arts end of the Earth

If you want to see some of the best of Australian art, then go walkabout around Central and Aberdeen over the next 10 days.

Nine galleries are taking part in the second annual Australia - Art & About, showcasing the works of more than 40 glass artists, painters, sculptors, ceramicists and photographers.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Australia - Art and About

Paintings by aboriginal artists Bruce Nabegeyo, Eric Kumunja Tjapaltjarri and Josie Petrick Kemarre. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Wellington Gallery, G/F, 31A Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 2225. Ends Jul 15

4 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Australian inspiration

The evening of June 16 may have been dark and gloomy, but the official opening of Australia - Art & About was anything but that.

Surrounded by colourful, intricate glass vases and sculptures, visitors to Gaffer Studio Glass in Central were momentarily transported from grey Hong Kong to the vivid world of Australian art.

25 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Artist captures beauty of the outback

Standing in front of Australian painter Suzanne Lindhorst's landscape paintings, you will probably feel you are in the remote and isolated countryside of Australia, leaving behind the hectic city life.

The artist, who is famous for her Australian landscape paintings, is staging a solo exhibition - Impressions of the Heartland - at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

9 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Drawing a line to Australia 2000

The sea roars off the canvas, dark waves whose tumbling crests are heavy with the impasto of oil paint.

The foaming water is empty of boats, yet there is an apocalyptic presence in the picture. 'The Wave', reads the simple text beside the picture - but you do not need a clue to this wildness.

17 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Removing boundaries to artistic expression

Wilson Shieh is going through an artistic crisis, Guan Wei is experimenting with aubergines, Sonabai is busy collecting cow dung and hemp rope. These artists' work - from Hong Kong, Australia and India - will all come together next month at the Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, with an expected audience of more than 120,000.

19 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Aboriginal creations will fascinate viewers

TWO leading contemporary Australian galleries, Annandale Galleries and Galerie Gabriel Pizzi, will attend Art Asia.

Annandale is returning to the event after enjoying initial success.

It will be exhibiting the works of Rodney Pople, Jon Cattapan, Irene Chou and the collaborative works of Lyndell Brown and Charles Green.

18 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Victorian values

WHILE the thronging press pack tumbled over the shoulder of Chris Patten last month as he inspected the Sidney Nolans at Shirley Wagner's Duddell Street gallery, over at the China Club, Lauraine Diggins was getting to know her potential Hong Kong market during a soiree in the club's library.

18 Oct 1994 - 12:00am