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Nigel Sense - 21st Moments

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Footy, businessmen, bouquets and Tinder - Nigel Sense’s collection is a slideshow of ‘21st Moments’.  These moments are familiar.  Sense starts a conversation with us about our lives.  He places icons of the everyday on display and invites us to rediscover their significance.   Sense tackles love and intimacy.  In ‘Rose Bouquet’, he pays homage to the lover’s dozen.  The bouquet is made lively, reinjected with passion and romance.  In ‘I Love Tinder’ romance is undercut.  Here, Sense snaps a private moment between lovers.  He questions sex and love in the internet age.  Whether celebratory or subversive, Sense’s take is...

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Christopher Rimmer Collection: African Son

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Born and raised in South Africa, Christopher Rimmer is one of the most prolific and talented photographers working in Melbourne today. Christopher immigrated to Australia in 1981 where he commenced formal photographic studies, firstly under Werner Hammerstingl and then later at Rusden College under Paul Green. Christopher’s images are a visual manifestation of his life-long love affair with South Africa’s wildlife and its wide open spaces. Raised in a gold-mining community near Johannesburg, Christopher is familiar with the industrialization characteristic of the country's colonial history and has throughout his life sought to dig deeper and farther into the true, eternal...

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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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