Sydney-based artist Janet Luxton says she hopes to portray the diversity and individuality of her subjects through these detailed painted portraits.
Once brought to life by one of NSW’s largest gold rushes, the now tiny town of Hill End has played a central role in Australia’s art world for generations. From Russel Drysdale to Brett Whiteley, Margaret Olley to John Olsen, Hill End has played muse to the best in the business. Today the tradition continues, with some of Australia’s foremost artists calling the town home. All photos by Don Fuchs. Read more about Hill End in AG#135, out now.
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An exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney features unusual images captured with a digital radiographic machine and arranged in an evolutionary sequence. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History fish curator Sandra Raredon captured the images of thousands of fish specimens. All up, the institution, in Washington DC, has four million individual specimens representing 70 per cent of total fish diversity. The X-rays allow scientists to document internal features without ruining specimens, but they also make for unusual abstract artworks. The exhibition will be open until February 2016.