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Hilda Rixcrop

Hilda’s horrible dress

One of the most rewarding things about looking at art is trying to discover something other than what is initially apparent. The painting I saw at the NGA this week is a case in point. The work hangs on the second floor in the Australian collection. It’s by Australian female artist Hilda Rix Nicholas. The thing I love most about
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Brigg, M. Exodus 40. 2010

Exodus by Mel Briggs

I often fall in love – mainly with paintings but sometimes with songs…. This week, I’m in love with this painting.   I’m intrigued by its redness, its heat and the discombobulated landscape. Where are they going, I ask myself – where are they leaving to, those people walking away? Their world is burning and melting and turning to pitch.
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Troy Quinliven and his melting face

Troy Quinliven is a Sydney-based artist working out of the May Street Studios in St Peters. Into the black is a fantastic portrait I came across at Sheffer Gallery in Chippendale earlier this year. I’m so attracted to this face because of the palable emotion contained within the piece. Whether this work is a portrait or a generic ‘head study’
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