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David Hart

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Pro Hart captivated a generation of Australians with his colourful depictions of insects and mining communities. He had an exceptional talent for enriching his audience’s lives, creating vibrant, textured images of industrial age Australia. And of course the Australian carpet industry owes much to the man’s trademark style. Like his father, David Hart’s work is inspired by nature, depicting forests, beaches, dragonflies and flowers as immense outbursts of painted energy. They contain traces of his father’s style, especially the dragonfly subject, but with more modern, geometric effects, so that these classic images now have an electric, almost manga-like style. David has been creating...

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Full Business Tax Deduction for Art up to $20, 000

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The following announcement was made by the Treasurer on Budget night: All small businesses will get an immediate tax deduction for any individual assets they buy costing less than $20,000. This $20,000 limit applies to each individual item. Small businesses can apply this $20,000 rule to as many individual items as they wish. These arrangements start Budget night and continue until the end of June 2017. The precise rules have not yet been released. However, it is currently understood that this will cover purchases of all art (paintings, drawings, graphics, prints etc) for use by businesses with an ABN and...

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Charles Blackman - Graphics Exhibition

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    An insight into Charles Blackman graphic practice with thanks to his eldest son, Auguste Blackman. These photos were taken after Auguste had finished training at the George Baldessin Studio in 1976. He describes the experiences working on the family press with his father, Charles Blackman and Master Printer - Satish Sharma. "Many of the etchings were originally editioned in the late 70’s by the Blackman family company - Well House Press. The name of the press comes from an original convict - built well that was on the Blackman's property at 159 Paddington Street. The aquatint and acid...

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Christopher Rimmer - Towns of Sand & Ghosts - Sign of Life Exhibition

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  Photographer, Christopher Rimmer’s latest project entitled, Sign of Life, documents two abandoned diamond mining towns, Kolmanskop and Elizabeth Bay in south western Namibia; both towns are slowly being buried by the constantly shifting sands of the surrounding Namib Desert. The award winning photographer employs the town’s decaying buildings as a visual metaphor to explore the tragedy of lost significance and the ultimate futility of human endeavour. Kolmanskop and Elizabeth Bay were established as a result of the discovery of diamonds in southern Namibia at the beginning of the 20th Century when the country was a German colony known as...

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