Monthly Archives: August 2014

The World of Mortimer Menpes

The exhibition The World of Mortimer Menpes: painter, etcher, raconteur Art Gallery of South Australia, until 7 September 2014 Until recently, Mortimer Menpes (pronounced Mem-pes) (1855-1938) was a shadowy and somewhat forgotten figure in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Australian art. He was … Continue reading

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Lidia Groblicka

Lidia Groblicka: Suburban Iconographer A printmaker’s view of life from Poland to Australia by Adam Dutkiewicz Moon Arrow Press 2010 ISBN 9780977545551 (pbk) – sold out ISBN 9780992434816 (hbk) Lidia Groblicka  died suddenly at the beginning of 2012. A major … Continue reading

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Australian Modern Design

A look behind the official story and in the cracks of Australian modernism Early in 2014 a project I contributed to was published in Brisbane. My role to present the story of modernism as it appeared in Adelaide after the Second … Continue reading

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Dali survey, 2009

DALI: Liquid Desire National Gallery of Victoria, 2009 The exhibition begins with a somewhat abstract painting of a town, in pastel palette, and with obvious affinities with Cézanne’s taches. Then a precocious teenager, Dalí had an enormous appetite to learn … Continue reading

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John Brack survey exhibition – NGV and touring

JOHN BRACK National Gallery of Victoria and touring. John Brack argued against abstraction having a place in Australian art in a provocative lecture dating from October 1953, a response to the massively influential touring exhibition French Painting Today, crammed as … Continue reading

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Art about the Adelaide Hills

Originally posted on The Dutkiewicz Archive:
The Adelaide Hills: Historic South Australian Paintings 1880-1960 (Hahndorf Academy, 2009) The spectacular Adelaide Hills’ landscapes provided a continuous font for South Australia’s most celebrated painter, Sir Hans Heysen OBE (1877-1968), who lived from 1912…

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Francis Roy Thompson

Francis Roy Thompson Painter of Grace & Rebellion by Adam Jan Dutkiewicz Moon Arrow Press, 2014 ISBN 9780992434809 (pbk) ISBN 9780992434830 (hbk) Victorian-born painter Francis Roy Thompson, who spent the last 18 years of his life in Adelaide, is the subject … Continue reading

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