"I have come to recognize nature’s significance to our humanity."
adrift 2007, oil & tempera on linen 130x160cm (Habitat series)
Hanna Kay draws from Mother Nature in her search for meaning, equilibrium and a sense of place. At the heart of her expansive career as an artist, writer and linguist there are core themes of inquiry - dislocation, exile, heritag...
"Australian art develops not out of religion, (not) out of sacred objects and rituals, but out of science. Those fine botanical, scientific artists like Joseph Banks were documenting this exotic land and its native and curious flora and fauna". Professor Bernard Smith, Australian Art Historian (ABC Radio)
Amok Island 'Six stages of Banksia baxteri' spanni...
Ricardo's heroic 'spirits' watch over the marshy creek bed like gargoyles or soaring figures on Gothic cathedrals.
Geoffrey Ricardo's Spirits of Time and Place, eight monolithic sculptures spread over a 2km trail along Kororoit Creek Toyota Park are far from a 'Sculpture by the Sea' or an 'Art for Art's Sake' setting.
Antarctica "It was so remote, so big and so beautiful that it swept over any fear you had.....It represented a reality stronger than oneself, and in a paradoxical way, one felt safe." Sidney Nolan 1964
Sidney NolanAntarctica 1964 Oil on Hardboard 48 1/16 x 48 1/16 in
Contemporary Australian Irish artist John Kelly took up the challenge of the ice and catab...