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One’s Own Work
- Christine Wrest-Smith

Over the past three years, Wrest-Smith has been creating a series of large scale portraits of Australian artists. Wrest-Smith paints her sitters predominantly from life, capturing much about the artist’s inner world by incorporating elements of her subjects’ own artistic style and inspiration into her work. The unique characteristics of each sitter are masterfully rendered in oil paint; the sensitive portrayal of individuality, strength and fragility are testament to the artist’s close and perceptive observation.

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Painter and draughtsman Christine Wrest-Smith studied at Monash University, with a semester at the Prato, …
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Glenn Morgan, Rodney Pople, Peter Stevens and Christine Wrest Smith – Salon des Refusés 2020

Image above: Rodney Pople  ‘I did it my way’ (self portrait)  2020  oil and watercolour on linen (Archibald Prize) Congratulations …

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Christine Wrest-Smith Finalist in the Percival Portrait Painting Prize

Image: Christine Wrest-Smith, Portrait of Salvatore Zofrea. Congratulations to Christine Wrest-Smith who has been announced a Finalist in the Percival Portrait Painting …

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2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi-Finalists announced

Congratulations to Australian Galleries represented artists Dean Brown, Prudence Flint, Stewart MacFarlane,  Lewis Miller, Rodney Pople, Peter Wegner, Marcus Wills and …

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John Wolseley – The National 2021: New Australian Art at MCA

John Wolseley is included in the current exhibition, The National 2021, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. The …

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Still Life – Lewis Miller

Celebrated painter Lewis Miller is featured in the new publication ‘Still Life’ by Amber Creswell Bell. A rich survey of …

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Geoffrey Bartlett – Maribyrnong Commission

Installation is currently underway of a major commission by Geoffrey Barlett for the Maribyrnong River. Geoffrey shares with us his …

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Cameron Hayes – Artist Profile

Image above: Cameron Hayes  In the South Pole the explorers were so afraid of not having enough food for winter …

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Cameron Hayes’ Paintings Speak of Human Frailty and Insecurity

Image above: Cameron Hayes  She died in the child welfare tribunal, he died in an adult bookshop  2020-21  oil on …

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Andrew Antoniou – Interview with Richard Morecroft – ‘Theatre of Dreams’ April 2021

Above image: Andrew Antoniou in his studio Richard Morecroft recently met with celebrated artist Andrew Antoniou, to talk about his …

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Pressing Matters Magazine – Danielle Creenaune

Cover image courtesy of Pressing Matters Magazine Danielle Creenaune has recently been featured in the print making magazine, Pressing Matters, …

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HOLDING GROUND #savearthursseat

The work of 76 leading contemporary artists comes together in HOLDING GROUND, an online art exhibition fundraiser to help stop …

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S.H. Ervin – Tree of Life: a testament to endurance

Above Image: Mary Tonkin, ‘Madre, Kalorama’, 2008, oil on linen, 244 x 508 cm.   Australian Galleries Artists G.W. BOT, …

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Winsome Jobling – Artist Feature

Image above: Winsome Jobling  Listen  2021  handmade papers with ochres and stitching  55 cm x 48 cm Darwin-based artist Winsome …

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