The first Australian-born western artist of note.
Because They’re So Outrageously Lovely: the Art and Activism of Deborah Wace
Featured photograph is by Conny Harris, with Elizabeth Perey. The first thing I saw was a scarf. Or rather, a photograph of one, delicate, exquisitely patterned, with a graceful drape that could only have been silk. It was lifting in a breeze, the corners held proudly and tenderly by a woman. Weirdly, she seemed... Continue Reading →
Faridah Cameron: the Cultural Translation of Physical Existence
Faridah Cameron speaks eloquently about her work and the myriad influences behind it. Her motivations are complex and profound.
Escape from Port Arthur Part IV
After three months in an open boat, the place the escapees are finally apprehended is astonishing. And mystery surrounds their various fates.
Escape from Port Arthur Part III
This continues from Part II Eaglehawk Neck Finally, six weeks after the Southport attack, on 26th March, a Telegraphic Message was received from Port Arthur that Signals had been received from Eaglehawk Neck. A boat had been sighted, heading for Maria Island. George King was convinced it was the escapees’ boat but had no vessel... Continue Reading →
Escape from Port Arthur Part II
The escapees head westwards, pursued by Government Schooner "Eliza". They encounter ship builders at Port Davey.
Escape from Port Arthur Part I
In 1839, in the very early days of the penal settlement at Port Arthur, eight men contrived an escape. It led to an almost inconceivable journey.
At Home and Not-At-Home: the Uncanny World of Amber Koroluk-Stephenson
Koroluk-Stephenson’s work is a confrontation between the realistic and the artificial. Her landscapes appear familiar, and yet there is a sense of a deeper meaning that vanishes as we try to grasp it. This is the experience of dreams.
“Poynduk”: the Extravagant, Impossible (and Understandable) Dreams of Critchley Parker
Many are bewildered by Critchley's tragic adventure. But when you consider his circumstances, his wild Romantic ambition is easier to understand.
Mt Field IV: A Flawless Morning in 1934
The Hobart Walking Club carried 40 lb packs to Lake Fenton and went on to the Tarn Shelf.