The first Australian-born western artist of note.
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 speaks eloquently about her work and the myriad influences behind it. Her motivations are complex and profound.
After three months in an open boat, the place the escapees are finally apprehended is astonishing. And mystery surrounds their various fates.
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 →
The escapees head westwards, pursued by Government Schooner "Eliza". They encounter ship builders at Port Davey.
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.
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.
Many are bewildered by Critchley's tragic adventure. But when you consider his circumstances, his wild Romantic ambition is easier to understand.