Sidney Nolan centenary reveals hidden haul of paintings
Mar28

Sidney Nolan centenary reveals hidden haul of paintings

A gallery in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has borrowed 30 of the artist’s works from private collections to mark the centenary of his birth next month.”Each work is a masterpiece by Sidney Nolan. Each work is worthy of display in a public institution and that is the rationale to bring forward the greatest works that remain in private ownership,” said curator Geoffrey Smith, chair of Sotheby’s Australia. Nolan, who died in 1992, was best known for his striking images of outlaw Ned Kelly and the Australian landscape. His painting First-Class Marksman from 1946 achieved the highest price for an Australian work ever in 2010 — $5.4 million. Source:  ABC...

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Street Art in WA
Jan25

Street Art in WA

I love the street art around Perth, WA. They really know how to brighten up the place as if it isn’t bright enough with all that sunshine. Irish County Councils could take a leaf out of their book and get some decent street art around the country. It stops the crap graffiti from accumulating. Some other street art from around...

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A change of pace
Jan21

A change of pace

For anyone who has visited ArtOnLine before you might be shocked to see such a radical change. Yes we’re changing the whole look and feel of the site. Yep. Minimal. But were going to be sharing a more diverse range of visual art together with other musings. It will be interesting to see how the Artonline community embrace the platform and write their own blogs. Email us if you’re interested: info (at) artonline.ie In the meantime here is an image I shot on a recent visit to Australia. Street Art – Fremantle The image is very thought provoking when you zoom in and notice how the artist has deliberately placed the rubble in the foreground. And here is another image thought provoking image from the same building in Fremantle, Australia...

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