Australian artist Elisabeth Cummings’ career is going well and her painting is getting more attention.
“I’m not mad about it in lots of ways,” she said. “I like anonymity.”
After years of what Cummings describes as “quietly working away” practicing her art and teaching, the painter and printmaker has had in the past six months had a show in Hong Kong, plus two highly successful exhibitions in Sydney.
“In the last 20 years I think I’ve grown more confident,” she told the ABC.
Her landscapes and interiors are on show at the Manly Art Gallery alongside Lloyd Rees and Brett Whitely.
The only surprising thing about it is that she is 81 years old.
Article by Phillipa McDonald: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-31/artist-elisabeth-cummings-enjoys-renewed-success/7126462
An interview with John Wolseley, including a demonstration of his drawing-with-a-dead-pelican technique…
John Wolseley‘s exhibition ‘Heartlands and Headwaters’ at the NGV Australia is not be missed by anyone interested in drawing, painting or Australian art generally.
“The different geographical features and unique plant and animal forms of these wetlands are depicted in the finely worked drawing and rich watercolour washes that characterise Wolseley’s work. Many also combine collage elements and markings made ‘in collaboration’ with the natural environment. Through this way of working, which includes burying works and drawing with carbonized wood found in the bush, the artist subverts traditional approaches to the depiction of landscape. These works celebrate the beauty of the Australian wilderness and encourage an understanding of the significance and environmental fragility of these remote and little-known sites.”
Exhibition link: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/john-wolseley/