Rosalie Gascoigne - Sculpture - Collage art - Assemblage

Rosalie Gascoigne AM (25 January 1917 – 23 October 1999) was a New Zealand-born Australian sculptor. She showed at the Venice Biennale in 1982, becoming the first female artist to represent Australia there. In 1994 she was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to the arts.
“Rosalie Gascoigne’s art comes from, is inspired by, and in turn reflects the spare countryside of the southern tablelands and the Monaro district, a unique natural environment that lies relatively close to Canberra, the artist’s home of more than fifty years. Gascoigne’s transformation and re-investment in her work of battered and weathered materials sourced in the landscape surrounding Canberra also highlights the importance of collecting to her oeuvre, as different materials appear in works from across the decades …
Gascoigne’s knowledge and love of language and of Romantic poetry is evident in many of her works as she aspired to make art that achieved ‘allusive and illusive’ qualities that she experienced in this form. Through the artist’s skill in making poetry of the commonplace and her intrinsic response to both her chosen materials and the particularities of the Australian landscape, we are able to witness her unique ability to evocatively capture and convey the essence of nature and the transitory and captivating effects of light, air and space.” (Wall text from the exhibition)

Jeannie Scott - Tarantola - Digital Art

Ehigbai Michael Ozoya

Ehigbai Michael Ozoya is a mixed media Nigerian based fine artist that has a huge flair for drawing, inspired by nature and every day circumstances which are untold stories undocumented. Ehigbai works with charcoal, pastel,oil, acrylic and models with clay employing a semi realistic and geometric patterns approach, using the effect of extreme light and dark (chiaroscuro) to connotes emphasis on his work of art.
1. Priceless jewel: an art work celebrating the traditional ceremonial dressing of Bini women, charcoal and pastel.
2. Virago, the brave look of a determined woman, charcoal and pastel.
3. One amongst many, it used to be availability of water and food that made people settle in a place but the world today, its the economic value of a place that draws settlement to it, oil colour
4. Shades of womanhood, the artwork shows the dark, bright and colourful side of a woman, charcoal and oil on canvas.
5. Window to the soul, the unexplained connection of the woman to procreation and beyond, Charcoal and pastel.

Joan Mitchell - American Abstract Expressionism

Joan Mitchell (February 12, 1925 – October 30, 1992) was an American "second generation" abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. She was a member of the American abstract expressionist movement, even though much of her career took place in France. Along with Lee Krasner, Grace Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, Shirley Jaffe, Elaine de Kooning, and Sonia Gechtoff, she was one of her era's few female painters to gain critical and public acclaim. Her paintings and editioned prints can be seen in major museums and collections across the United States and Europe. Mitchell is recognized as a principal figure—and one of the few female artists—in the second generation of American Abstract Expressionists.By the early 1950s, she was regarded as a leading artist in the New York School. In her early years as a painter, she was influenced by Paul Cézanne, Wassily Kandinsky, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and later by the work of Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, Jean-Paul Riopelle, among others.After moving to Paris in 1959, Mitchell began painting in a studio on the rue Fremicourt in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.During the period between 1960 and 1964, she moved away from the all-over style and bright colors of her earlier compositions, instead using sombre hues and dense central masses of color to express something inchoate and primordial. The marks on these works were said to be extraordinary: "The paint flung and squeezed on to the canvases, spilling and spluttering across their surfaces and smeared on with the artist's fingers." The artist herself referred to the work created in this period of the early 1960s as "very violent and angry," but by 1964 she was "trying to get out of a violent phase and into something else."Wikipedia

Emilio Tadini - Italian Modern Art

"Emilio Tadini was born in Milan, Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, writer and poet. Tadini was an accomplished artist in visual art and literary art. He described himself “a writer who paint, a painter who write’’ to Umberto Eco, the Italian novelist. Tadini’s published works includes the novel “L'armi, l'amore”, “Eccetera”, and the poetry “L'insieme delle cose.” He’s paintings have garnered much attention since 1965, when he participated a group exhibition at Studio Marconi with Mario Schifano, Valerio Adami, and Lucio Del Pezzo. Tadini had exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1978 and 1982, as well as several solo exhibitions in Italy and Germany in the late 1980s. Tadini was the President of Milan Brera Academy from 1997 to 2000. In 2001, a major retrospective exhibition of Tadini was held in Royal Palace of Milan. Tadini passed away in Milan on September 25, 2002, aged 75."(