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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1905; died 1977.

Painter.

The works of Bob Balir Balir Dirdi have a religious and spiritual character. He used ocres on black eucalyptus bark, drawing spindly, streaked figures, whose gestures and poses are magical. He depicted, for example, Mimi Spirits...

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Australian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1864, in St Kilda, near Victoria; died 1947, in Melbourne.

Painter. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures, portraits, interiors with figures, flowers, landscapes.

Although he painted many different subjects, Bunny's boldest works, with regard to freedom of composition and draughtsmanship, and clarity and contrasts of colour, were his mythological and religious compositions. While his ...

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Australian, 19th century, male.

Born 4 July 1827, in Essex; died 8 July 1886, in London.

Painter. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, biblical subjects, animals.

Orientalism.

Robert Hawker Dowling initially worked as a saddler. He took lessons with Thomas Bock and Frederick Strange and in ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 4 July 1908, in Bendigo (Victoria); died 14 September 1987, in Melbourne.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Roger Kemp studied briefly at the National Gallery School and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the early 1930s, but was predominantly self-taught. Using a geometric vocabulary, thickly applied impasto, and multiple calligraphic signs, he attempted to express the beauty and balance that he believed characterised man's relationship with the cosmic order....

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Christine Clark

(b Hornchurch, Essex, May 19, 1929).

Australian painter, video and film maker and teacher. After World War II he studied part-time at St Martin’s School of Art, London. In 1951 he learnt about Islamic art and architecture by working in Algiers on the restoration of the Marabout tombs. Returning to England, he attended Toynbee Hall, London (1952–3) and Shoreditch Teacher Training College, Surrey (1954–7). In 1962 he emigrated to Australia, where he taught art in a high school in Sydney. In the late 1950s, when he became disillusioned with abstract painting, he began to develop his personal style of Pop art. He became known for the paintings in which continuous lines and small dots of colour were applied with hypodermic needles. In his Pop, figurative works he placed models (frequently his wife, Pat) in patchworked, bizarre and often obscene positions. In Rollover (1984; Pat Larter priv. col.), he resorted to shock and humour to challenge accepted moral boundaries. Apart from these figurative works, often mural-sized, he produced many abstract paintings and video and film works....

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in England.

Born 27 March 1894, in Maryvale, Bowral (New South Wales); died 1 March 1968, in London.

Painter. Religious subjects, still-lifes.

London Group.

Roy de Maistre trained under Dattilo Rubbo at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales in Sydney while taking classes in violin and viola at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music. At the outbreak of World War II, he signed up to the home service of the Australian Imperial Force. He was discharged in 1917 and became interested in the treatment of shell-shock patients who were hospitalised in rooms painted in soothing colour combinations. In 1923 he was awarded a travelling scholarship by the Society of Artists and spent three years in Europe, first in London, then in Paris and finally in St Jean de Luz. He exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1924 and the Venice Biennale of 1926. He returned to Sydney in 1926, but four years later he settled permanently in Britain. He opened the School of Contemporary Painting in London in 1934 with Martin Bloch. In 1954 he became a member of the London Group....

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Australian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951.

Painter. Figures, animals.

Robin Nganjmira's work is typically aboriginal in style. His painting has a religious, spiritual character and is a way of sharing his beliefs with his family and the inhabitants of his region. He uses ochres, whites and browns and works on eucalyptus bark, painting figures, people and animals....

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1917.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

Sydney Group.

Justin Maurice O'Brien joined the medical corps of the Australian army at the start of World War II. In 1940 he was sent to Palestine, then Greece. During this period he began to paint - particularly faces - and made many sketches. He was taken prisoner and remained in Athens for seven months, before being transferred to Poland in December ...

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Australian, 20th century, female.

Painter. Figure compositions, religious subjects.

Mollie Paxton was the wife of the Australian Expressionist painter Brian Midlaine. Their work was not appreciated in Australia, and she exhibited mainly in London. She was a self-confessed follower of Georges Rouault and her painting is influenced by his work....

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Noémie Goldman and Kim Oosterlinck

Term for the return of lost or looted cultural objects to their country of origin, former owners, or their heirs. The loss of the object may happen in a variety of contexts (armed conflicts, war, colonialism, imperialism, or genocide), and the nature of the looted cultural objects may also vary, ranging from artworks, such as paintings and sculptures, to human remains, books, manuscripts, and religious artefacts. An essential part of the process of restitution is the seemingly unavoidable conflict around the transfer of the objects in question from the current to the former owners. Ownership disputes of this nature raise legal, ethical, and diplomatic issues. The heightened tensions in the process arise because the looting of cultural objects challenges, if not breaks down, relationships between peoples, territories, cultures, and heritages.

The history of plundering and art imperialism may be traced back to ancient times. Looting has been documented in many instances from the sack by the Romans of the Etruscan city of Veii in ...

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Australian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949.

Painter.

Wanimili is an Aboriginal artist who paints with vegetable or mineral blacks and ochres on eucalyptus bark. His work is religious and social in nature.

Darwin (Mus. and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory): Maternal Totems (...