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Adelaide Festivals

Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz was a leader of the contemporary visual artists in Adelaide in the 1950s, and also worked as a stage designer, actor and producer, and was a teacher of drama. He and his wife Joan hosted monthly and New … Continue reading

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The Path to Salt

A photographic essay on the Cheetham Salt Fields, Dry Creek, South Australia by Adam Jan Dutkiewicz The salt pans at Dry Creek, north of Adelaide, were a long-held fascination for the author. They were removed for housing and to create … Continue reading

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WAV Publications

Word And Visions magazine ran for 17 issues in the early-mid 1980s. It was described as an “arts showcase”, featuring mostly writers and visual artists from Adelaide initially, then a wider national and international contributor list as the magazine evolved. … Continue reading

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Historical Documents of the RSASA 1856-72

The early documents of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts are scant on the ground. Some exist in their archives in material form but a number no longer have material existence, and others are to be found in digital … Continue reading

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Modern Art in South Australia 1-10

The series Modern Art in South Australia concluded with the recent publication of Adelaide Art Photographers c.1970-2000, which was launched with an accompanying exhibition just before lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic in Adelaide. The book and copies of other books … Continue reading

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Modern Quartet!

Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz – MODERNIST QUARTET! Charles Darwin didn’t operate with “spirituality” or the “Mind” – he left this for philosophy. Freud, in his psychoanalysis, studied the artist and his relation to fantasy. Van Gogh and Chagall were labelled as mad, … Continue reading

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Songs from Cold Mountain

Songs from Cold Mountain 307 Poems by Chinese poet Han Shan (8-9th C) In standard Chinese and English, trans. by Span Hanna Introduction by the translator, with Pronunciation Guide Appendices and Bibliography 352 pp, standard paperback (230 x 150 mm) … Continue reading

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Doreen Goodchild

In One Small Measure Judith Brooks, an artist herself and Doreen Goodchild’s daughter, presents a lively account of her mother’s life as an artist in Adelaide and beyond, from the years immediately after World War One until the last years … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary Exhibition – Part Two

  2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Polish-born artist Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz’s birth. A commemorative exhibition of 40 works was mounted at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery in May-June 2018. Although a large exhibition, it was thought more could be shown … Continue reading

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Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz

Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz (b. 1918 Stara Sol, Poland) was a painter, sculptor, writer, actor, stage designer and theatre director. After arriving in Adelaide in 1950 he was first noticed for his set designs for plays. He made a strong impact on art in South Australia … Continue reading

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