Thought to be one of Australia’s best ceramic artists, Dr. Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher has had over twenty solo exhibitions, both in Australia and abroad. Dr. Thancoupie Fletcher spent her formative years near Napranum,
Bethan Gray is an award winning Welsh designer that has an unusual but impressive family origin. Her ancestors originate from an ancient Rajasthani clan that spent many hundreds of years journeying across Arabia and Persia before choosing to remain in the Celtic region of Wales. This very heritage wove its way into being some of Bethan Grays’s main influences and inspirations, which pull ideas shown within craft traditions of both the East and West. These influences are reflected in Gray’s style, showing a clear passion of detail, tactile textures, and extravagant materials such as rare stones, wood, marble and hand-tooled leather. Complex but complementary patterns of dark and light, texture and clear attention shown to the detail that defines her highly unique style. Even while using blacks and whites, Gray is also not afraid
Although Prenzel was celebrated for his Australian motifs and was a champion of all things Australian he was born in Prussia in 1866. He trained in ancient woodcarving techniques mainly in Germany and did many years of his apprenticeship in Europe. He arrived in Melbourne in
Australia’s national and cultural icons range from natural landmarks to man-made wonders. They are instantly recognisable, have special significance and are uniquely Australian. (1) Two Australian artist’s that created cultural iconic images through their artworks, were Sydney Nolan and Russell Drysdale. During the 1940s cultural, social changes and the Second World War influenced them to depict issues in their works. Both artists were affected by the war, had an interest in the bush, its people and the harsh drought at the time. This encouraged them to reflect on national themes which they personally could associate and identify with. Their
Hall also works with non-traditional materials, such as soft-drink cans, candles, pipes, sardine tins, beads, soap and Tupperware. She recontectualises these everyday objects, inviting us to look beyond the materials to explore deeper meanings and think about why she used the selected materials.
This emphasis illuminates how weighty perspective is when determining perceived masterpieces across cultures. She does so by tactfully offering Cameron’s comparison of the Lega’s material distinctions with European (p. 24). Hypothetically, a nation located in a place devoid of rocks may find a lump of coal to be the most artistically valued piece in the community while foreign appraisers may overlook, or even overestimate, its importance. Had history been different, so would
He completed a Certificate in 1965 at Caulfield Institute of Technology then received Associate Diploma of Painting from the National Gallery School in Melbourne. Having received student residencies from New York, London and Barcelona enabled him to immerse himself in different cultures, landscapes and urban images which influenced his earlier work, now his current work is a reflection of his hometown of Melbourne.
In display were other wooden domestic equipment such as wooden pestle and mortar, a spade and a spear. Pottery was not left out of the exhibition as there were several pots, weaving was represented by the skin thread and a hat. Finally, necklaces and other valuable ornaments were in this part of the museum too.
Joel Iskowitz is a designer, whose work has been featured on United States currency to Congressional Gold Medals. From his presentation, I gained a new appreciation for the importance of details.
With each project that is completed, the studio maintains key values that underline the process that include ‘hold(ing) in equal regard the process and craftsmanship’ while ‘exploring the boundaries of print through letterpress, colour and tactility’ . There is a large emphasis on craft and the importance of ownership of the process. These key principles are aligned with key philosophies of the British Arts and Crafts movement, which occurred as a result of the Industrial Revolution.
The silver content of the 1870 silver dollar coin comes in at 90% with a silver weight of 0.775 ounces. This represents a silver melt of around $15.52, making it more than 15x more valuable than its face value.
Les Mason was born in California, USA in 1924. He studied painting and interior design at the Choinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. Prior to moving to Melbourne in 1961, he worked in commercial art and advertising. At the time printing companies and agencies made decisions on how packaging, advertising and branding was designed. He changed this and revolutionized the industry by establishing graphic design as a professional practice.