Depictions of an 'Australia'

Kara Rodski - Friday, August 08, 2014

It is Melbourne Art Week next week so to celebrate we got all reflective on Australian art...

There is no doubt that Australia has produced some great artworks and artists over its history. Ranging from Aboriginal art, to the Colonial art movement, to the varying 20th and 21st Century depictions of our ever-changing and growing rural, urban, and multi-cultural diversity. 

Every artist has a different 'Australia' to share, and now, in no particular order, we would like to share a few of our favourite depictions, all diverse and yet all capturing a unique 'Australia' beautifully. Enjoy!

Max Dupain 'The Sunbaker' (1937)

Margaret Preston 'Sydney Harbour Bridge' (1932)

Fred Williams 'Forest Pond' (1974)

Rick Amor 'Mobile Call' (2012)

Howard Arkley, Unknown

Arthur Boyd 'Shoalhaven Reflections' (1980)

Arthur Streeton 'Ocean Blue, Lorne' (1921)

Charles Blackman 'Moonlight (Avonsleigh)' (1955)

Arthur Boyd 'Untitled' (1984)

Rupert Bunny 'Black Swans' (1932-33)

David Davies 'Landscape' (1895)

John Glover 'A Corrobery of Natives in Mills Plains' (1832)

Grace Cossington-Smith 'Bush in the National Reserve'

Jason Benjamin 'The Clearing' (2004)

John Brack 'Collins St, 5p.m.' (1955)

John Olsen 'Desert Flowers' (2013)

Hans Heysen 'Mystic Morn' (1904)

Albert Namatjira 'Untitled' (1954)

Sidney Nolan 'Central Australia, Bungle Bungles' (1967)

Sidney Nolan 'The Bathers' (1943)

John Perceval 'London Bridge, Portsea' (1957)

Peter Booth 'Dark Seascape' (1989)

Jeffrey Smart, Unknown

Eugene Von Guerard 'Strath Creek' (1862)

Brett Whiteley 'The Arrival' (1988)

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