smFremantle Realists poster

(from the Fremantle Arts Center website) Thirty-four years on from their watershed exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA, Fremantle Realists brings together the work of three significant artists who turned their gaze toward the port city and local subject matter.  

Read more: Fremantle Realists - 31 May - 17 July 2014 at the Fremantle Arts Center

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HighCourtfrom the High Court of Australia

The two large paintings which face each other on the landing outside Court 3 of the High Court building in Canberra represent two significant events in the life of the High Court. Marcus Beilby's painting represents the first sitting of the Court in Melbourne on 6 October 1903.

Read more: First sitting of the High Court of Australia

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HomageCrutching the ewes

Artists have often copied the work of another artist to pay homage or to learn about the artist’s technique. Australian artist Marcus Beilby (b. 1951) was inspired by the theme of Roberts’ Shearing the rams to create his own version of the painting. Beilby became well known in the early 1980s for his photo-realist style paintings.

Read more: from the National Gallery of Victoria

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Portrait fo the artist as a young man01. Marcus BeilBy (1951–) Portrait of the artist as a young man 1978 acrylic paint on canvas, 51 x 71 cm Acquired with funds from Ken Myer, 1978

‘It’s about the image, not about the process. The process is important, but it’s about the image and getting there, that’s the important thing.’ – Marcus Beilby, 2007.

Read more: from the Fertile Soil Catalog

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