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David Fairbairn Using prints as the armature of painting

By Prue Gibson, Photography Tony Lopes
Artist Profile Issue 5, p38-40    August 2009

David Fairbairn does not work exclusively with portraiture. Nevertheless, it is his dominant preoccupation. His methodical studies, repetitive prints and exhaustive portraits of each sitter are formidable in their focus. ...more

 

Tanya Chaitow There's a Moose In the Stairwell

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   November 2008

TANYA CHAITOW’s acrylic on board paintings explore the relationship between emotion and imagination. CHAITOW simultaneously invites the viewer into her intensely personal exploration of human emotions and relationships, at the same time that she encourages the viewer to look outside her work and into their own world.   
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Viola Dominello Media Release

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   October 2008

VIOLA DOMINELLO explores the immediacy of oil paint. She cuts into the
paint, moving and scraping it over the surface of the canvas, using the
same evocative, but refined, gestures found in DOMINELLO’s
watercolours. 
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ANNA EGGERT From a Square to a Circle

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   September 2008

ANNA EGGERT’s new sculptural works are about transformation.  She uses telephone cable to explore the ways in which utilitarian objects can be transformed, both physically and visually.  
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GUY STUART Writing the Picture: Recent Paintings

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   August 2008

For over forty years GUY STUART has been recognised as one of
Australia’s leading artists. STUART captures the Australian landscape
with an economy of line. His canvases and works on paper are the
synthesis between painting and drawing.
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Vivien Haley Media Release

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   July 2008

Known as a leading textile artist, VIVIEN HALEY turned to painting six years ago. Her layered atmospheric collage paintings mark HALEY's significant transition from textile to acrylic works. ...more

 

Keith Lane Media Release

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   July 2008

KEITH LANE paints the meeting between China and Australia, and technology and tradition. He creates images of the iconic t-shirt writ large with Chinese characters and images.
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Janet Dawson, Ian Gentle & Lesley Turnbull Media Release

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   June 2008

JANET DAWSON, IAN GENTLE and LESLEY TURNBULL share an appreciation for the Australian environment. All three artists investigate the qualities of the natural world in different ways.
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RAE BOLOTIN & MIIK GREEN Media Release

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   May 2008

Rae BOLOTIN's and Miik GREEN's sculptures and wall works are emblematic of the current diversity of medium used by many sculptors. BOLOTIN has spent much time in Beijing in the Dashanzi artist region developing the traditional technique of hand-beaten metal, which she uses to create her well-known 'apple peel' sculptures. GREEN is influenced by the human body, fungi and cell organisms. His works reflect the sensual curves of nature. ...more

 

Lynda Draper Wonderland & the Irony of Memory

By Roderick Bamford
Ceramics: Art & Perception, No. 73, 2008, 3 - 8    2008

IN THE SEAWARD SHADOW OF A COASTAL escarpment south of Sydney, an old farmhouse and studio embrace a concatenated compilation of artifacts.
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Filomena Coppola - Heart Song Media Release

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   April 2008

FILOMENA COPPOLA’s work engages with the idea of change. COPPOLA is concerned with how light and shadow represent a physical mapping of migratory movement across the globe. ...more

 

Merran Esson Displaced Places

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   April 2008

ESSON has been at the forefront of Australian ceramics for many years. Resonances of her native Tumbarumba landscape (Snowy Mountains) appear in her strong strata-like patterns. Stephen Bowers says "[s]tunned by the way physical environment imposes boundaries on scale, form and function, Esson produces vigorous clay vessels... that invite an exploration of polarities of inside/outside, interior/exterior and belonging/exclusion
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Ian Marr Summer

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   March 2008

Ian MARR's work captures the quintessential ebb and flow of nature. He is both a painter and a letter cutter into stone and slate. MARR imbues both mediums with his passion for history and travel.
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PAUL HIGGS, KEVIN NORTON & LIZ SHREEVE Media Release

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   February 2008

Paul HIGGS, Kevin NORTON and Liz SHREEVE present sensory explorations into form, light and colour. They share a captivating energy.
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Clara Hali Sculptural Transformations

By Stella Downer Fine Art
   January 2008

Sydney sculptor CLARA HALI creates bold female figures in bronze, stone and wood. Based on the female form, these sculptures are alive with energy. She constructs the female figure using a cubist ethos, piecing together figurative and abstract planes. The angular surfaces of HALI's sculptures invigorate the female form with physical and historical presence.
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