2012 Acquisitions

 

 
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Eveline Syme - Sydney tram line

 

Eveline Syme

Sydney tram line 1936
colour linocut


Eveline Syme made her first colour linocut in 1927, after being introduced to the technique by Ethel Spowers. Although a rare subject matter for Syme, her strongly characterised design of Sydney with its tram lines, rooftops and fuming factory chimneys shows an empathy for the city’s contemporary life. Learn more

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Rusty (Djirri) Peters - Theliny theliny warriny: Two Mothers for the Moon 2012

 

Rusty (Djirri) Peters

Theliny theliny warriny: Two Mothers for the Moon 2012

ochres and natural earth pigments on canvas


This work is an excellent example of the style of first generation Warmun artists, which includes Rover Thomas, Hector Jandany and Queenie McKenzie. Peters paints Ngarrangkarni [Dreaming] stories in an inimitably direct style. Learn more

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May Creeth - Plate with Leschenaultia decoration c.1920

 

May Creeth

Plate with Leschenaultia decoration c.1920
overglaze enamel hand-painted decoration and gilding on Frank Haviland Limoges porcelain blank

May Creeth was one of a significant group of independent women artists practising in Western Australia in the first few decades of the twentieth century. Plate with Leschenaultia decoration is from a group of six plates by May and Helen Creeth recently bought for the Collection. It features a central decorative motif of Australian native flowers, hand-painted on a commercially-produced china blank. Learn more

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Pippin Drysdale - Dusk ridge line 2011

 

Pippin Drysdale

Dusk ridge line 2011

porcelain

Pippin Drysdale is arguably Western Australia’s most internationally successful ceramic artist. Transcending functional ware, Drysdale’s careful and sophisticated approach to glazing and surface finish results in ‘three dimensional paintings’ that reflect the nuances and power of the Australian landscape. Learn more


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Daniel Walbidi - Kirriwirri & Kulyakartu 2011

 

Daniel Walbidi

Kirriwirri & Kulyakartu 2011

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Daniel Walbidi is the youngest of a group of mainly elderly artists that have emerged from the Bidyadanga community, situated some 250 kilometres north of Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. His work is a sumptuous explosion of both saltwater and desert colours, lines of miniature dots revealing the long grids of distance and time travelled by the Bidyadanga people, both literally and metaphorically. Learn more

 


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