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Modern Quartet!

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, and accused by … 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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100th Anniversary Exhibition

Opened on 5 May 2018 at 2.30 pm. Opening speaker: Dr Christine Nicholls, Senior Lecturer, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University. An exhibition of work by the late Polish-Australian artist Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz (1918-1999). http://theconversation.com/wlads-worlds-polish-resistance-fighter-slavic-space-age-modernist-legendary-australian-artist-96192 Wlad was trained in Poland … Continue reading

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SJ Ostoja-Kotkowski

Some time ago I photographed the above work, an abstract in oil by the late artist Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski (1927-1994)  in a  private collection in Adelaide.  Since then, a number of new things by the artist have come into my in-tray … Continue reading

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