Drawing from the vivid and lush landscape of the Dandenong Ranges, a place each artist once called home, the works in this exhibition showcase three distinctly different perspectives.
Be captured by the unique majesty of the ranges, seen through the eyes of these brilliant Australian landscape painters.
Mary Tonkin: Contemporary plein air landscape artist whose detailed large scale representations reflect the forest at her family’s property in Kalorama.
Fred Williams: Australia’s most iconic landscape artist redefined painting in the Australian bush during his ‘Upwey years’ from 1963-68.
Miles Evergood: An impressionist whose 1930’s Kalorama paintings are characterised by strong colours and expressive brushstrokes and use of palette knife.
Image credits (left to right):
Miles Evergood (1871 - 1939), The Red House (detail), c. 1935 – 1938, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 40.5 cm
Fred Williams, Landscape with Burning Tree II 1969 (detail), oil on canvas, 122.5 x 132.5 cm, TarraWarra Museum of Art collection,
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2013. © Estate of Fred Williams. Photo: Andrew Curtis
Mary Tonkin, Ramble, Kalorama 2017-19 (detail) oil on linen, 21 panels, 180 x 1890 cm Photographer Matthew Stanton