Ceramics

Caroline Grayston (creator), George Grayston (framer, architect and husband) and Stephanie Grayston (daughter and artist) Bright colourful painted tiles from sunny Western Australia Inspired by traditional tile designs from Southern Europe with their bright colours and vigorous designs, Caroline Grayston encouraged her artist daughter Stephanie to create a series of paintings reflecting the ever-present light …

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Sculpture

Hitchcock, Robert Charles – Fine Arts Sculptor – 1944 Robert Charles Hitchcock is an Australian sculptor of Indigenous Australian and Irish descent. He commenced his career in 1965 and works in a wide variety of subjects and materials. Hitchcock is one of the leading portrait sculptors currently working in Australia today. He is known for his …

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Abstract

The abstracts in the Fairview collection carry some of the finest work by South Australian artist Colin Russell Gardiner (1937 to 2015) who was a personal friend of William John Calvert Murrell as they both resided in Stirling in the Adelaide Hills and they formed a strong friendship over many years. West Australian abstract mixed …

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Nudes

Mary M. Wigg (nee Lamphee) – South Australian Artist 1940s – 1970s Mary Millicent Lamphee was born at Kensington Park, South Australia, on 8 October 1904 to parents Phillip and Clara (nee Dunstan) Lamphee. Phillip was Manager of the English, Scottish & Australian Bank in Adelaide, an iconic well-respected financial institution. Mary died in Adelaide …

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Portraits

Richard McWhannell, born 1952 in Akaroa McWhannell graduated Diploma of Fine Arts form the University of Canterbury in 1972 and has been exhibiting regularly, particularly in Auckland and Wellington, since 1974. Early landscapes ceded to cityscapes and portraits, and the occasional sculpture, after he moved to Auckland in 1978. Travelling through Europe in the mid-1980s, …

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Industrial Life

Frank Carl Le Compte – Victorian Artist 1950s to 2000s Frank, a widower, died in 2009 at the age of 92, six months after staging his final exhibition of landscape paintings in Wodonga. He was from Chiltern, Victoria and died in the Wangaratta hospital on Thursday 3 December. He was born in Antwerp, Belgium on …

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Maritime Life

Rev. Thomas Percy Wood (1854-1937) South Australian Artist The one-time rector of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Willunga, South Australia, the Rev. Thomas Percy Wood was a talented maritime watercolourist. His work Middle Harbour Sydney hangs in the Fairview Collection, He retired to Walkerville Terrace, a leafy street of Walkerville in Adelaide, close to where …

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Domestic Life

Andrew Douglas Ambrose Murrell – South Australian Artist 1980s South Australian oil painter Andrew Douglas Ambrose Murrell, b. 22 July 1945 had a brief but intense career as an artist that helped him overcome alcohol addiction while in rehabilitation at a half-way house in Semaphore from 1988-89. He held a number of exhibitions which sold …

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