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Sidney Street Sculpture

Centaur — Philip Organ (above photo)

North of Victoria on Vancouver Island, was the relaxed town of Sidney. Situated right on the sea on the eastern side of the island, I couldn’t help notice some of the unique art that dotted the landscape. Continue reading Sidney Street Sculpture

John Olsen’s Lake Eyre Series

During the 1970s, John Olsen journeyed into Central Australia with a naturalist to Lake Eyre. This remote lake below sea level was usually a dried up salt pan, but on Olsen’s trip it had rained. The area was then overrun by thousands of fish and pelicans. Continue reading John Olsen’s Lake Eyre Series

John Olsen’s Sea Paintings

After the artist spent several years in Europe, he returned to Australia. As explained in a video at the NGV exhibition, most Australians live around a saucer — from Bristbane around to Perth — following the coast. Continue reading John Olsen’s Sea Paintings

John Olsen Exhibition

This well known artist had never been near the top of my most admired Australian artists, but after viewing his exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, his work left a deep impression on me. Continue reading John Olsen Exhibition

Melbourne’s Hosier Lane Street Art

Croft Lane wasn’t the only lane to view the work of street artists. Hosier Lane had a tall Aboriginal portrait way above the other art; a piece that took three days to complete. This was one of Adnate’s realistic portraits using spray paint. Continue reading Melbourne’s Hosier Lane Street Art

Aboriginal Stringy Bark Paintings

Nonggirrnga Marawila — Thunderman raining down

Along with rock paintings, bark paintings were among the original art works created by Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Continue reading Aboriginal Stringy Bark Paintings