Antipodeans: Australian Art

Celebration of all types of Australian art: painting, sculpture, design, performance, street art, and so on. Labour of love by Dr Zuleyka Zevallos. Submissions welcome.
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Hamish Blake at home by Abigail Varney.

Source: National Portrait Gallery.

Untitled, (2014) by Daniel Boyd.
Oil, pastel and archival glue on canvas 

My recent work is about the trajectory of information and how it passes back and forth over time and between cultures. Through the movement of information details and facts associated with historical events and objects are lost. The paintings acknowledge this process and are a remembrance of that loss. They recognize that we will never be able to fully comprehend our past or our future. My use of dots references the idea of the cultural lens and the fact that we all have different points of view.

Boyd belongs to the Kudjila/Gangalu peoples, from Clermont South to the Dawson River region of mid Queensland. His work examines colonial encounters through a modern frame. 

This piece won Boyd The Bulgari Art Award, 2014.

Image Source: Art Gallery NSW.

Aleks Danko (b. 1950, Adelaide). Incident - Ambivalence 1991-1992.
Wood, galvanised steel and synthetic polymer paint and varnish H 28 W 27.5 D 2.5cm

Source: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Christian Thompson Emotional Striptease, 2003
107 x 95 cm LAMBDA Print

The Australian Ballet discuss the meaning of tutus.

Drawing on glass by Ghost Patrol.

Via artist’s Instagram.

Tjungkara KEN (Pitjantjatjara people, Amata, South Australia, Australia born 1969), Seven Sisters, 2012
Rocket Bore, near Mulga Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Painting, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Via Gallery of Australia

Anne DANGAR
Australia 1887 – France 1951
Movements: France from 1930 - 1951
Plate
c.1937
Moly-Sabata, Sablons, Rhône-Alpes, Isère, France
Decorative Arts and Design, Ceramic, earthenware: underglaze painted slip decoration

Via Gallery of Australia

Heesco, Abbott , spray freehand, 2014

Via: Australian Stencil Art.

George Fetting (b. 1964), Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal Tribe, 1992 (printed 2009).
Dr Oodgeroo Noonuccal (formerly Kath Walker), was a key campaigner in the reform of the Australian constitution, Queensland state secretary of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and recipient of the British Order in 1970 (which she returned in 1987 in protest of the bicentennial celebrations).
This photograph was taken one year prior to the Noonuccal’s death, depicting a strong, distinguished and determined leader. Griffith University Art Collection writes:

Her work and encouragement was vital for the artistic and political progress of many Black Australian poets.

Photo: via: National Portrait Gallery.

George Fetting (b. 1964), Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal Tribe1992 (printed 2009).

Dr Oodgeroo Noonuccal (formerly Kath Walker), was a key campaigner in the reform of the Australian constitution, Queensland state secretary of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and recipient of the British Order in 1970 (which she returned in 1987 in protest of the bicentennial celebrations).

This photograph was taken one year prior to the Noonuccal’s death, depicting a strong, distinguished and determined leader. Griffith University Art Collection writes:

Her work and encouragement was vital for the artistic and political progress of many Black Australian poets.

Photo: via: National Portrait Gallery.

Australian Dance Theatre: Be Your Self - Highlights

Art by Coffs Harbour-born, Melbourne-based artist Alyson Pearson. She uses biro & watercolour.

On the second work, Pearson writes:

This work is a part of my “Animal Series”, which features quirky and whimsical animal characters with an indie edge. The buildings in this piece are inspired from around the North Melbourne area, which is where I was living at the time. The play on the word Owl, substituted to my nickname Al, is a sort of symbolism representing my move to Melbourne.

Source: Artist.

Today is the final day of ‘A State of Mind’, an exhibition by Adelaidean artist Joshua Miels (b. 1982).

All works oil on board.

Via BMG Art.

Gorgeous, whimsical watercolour of British artist David Hockney by Ghostpatrol.

Via: Backwoods on Facebook.