HORACE HURTLE TRENERRY 1899 - 1958. Sydney Harbour c.1922 oil on canvasboard 16 x 22.5 cm signed lower right: HORACE TRENERRY
Horace Hurtle Trenerry is revered for his lyrical, atmospheric landscapes created with his unique vision and personal focus. Although best known in South Australia where he made his career, several exhibitions and publications have brought Trenerry to a wider audience. Trenerry fits the stereotypical tortured artist narrative: from early precocious talent to living an isolated bohemian life where art was his all, to his tragic early death from a hereditary neurodegenerative disease. He studied for a time at the Julian Ashton School in Sydney in 1922, where he was drawn to painting the harbour, where the texture of the paint and definitive brushstrokes on board and symphony of colours are key features.
GENEVIEVE KEMARR LOY 1982 - Bush Turkey Tracks 2022 (detail shown) synthetic polymer on linen 122.5 x 121.5 cm (222045)
Genevieve Kemarr Loy's Bush Turkey Dreaming paintings combine traditional meticulous dots and elegant wisps, creating vibrant, pulsating, and richly textured surfaces. Drawing on the tradition of celebrated painters from Utopia, Genevieve has developed her own unique and independently inspired works, often depicting the tracks of the bush turkey (arwengerrp), as it searches for seeds and other tucker, making its way between its nesting place and various waterholes. On a more complex cultural level, Genevieve's artwork is about ceremonies of the Anmatyerr people and is a significant depiction of the relationship between Genevieve and her land at Iylenty (Mosquito Bore), Utopia, Central Australia.
ZHOU XIAOPING 1960 - Red Landscape 2016 ink and oil on rice paper on canvas 90 x 180 cm signed lower left: Xiaoping
Zhou Xiaoping has created a unique artistic style by incorporating his Aboriginal experiences into the traditional Chinese classic painting, learnt in China. Chinese and Aboriginal arts and cultures meet in his artworks, generating a new aesthetic and telling his story. Recognised internationally, Zhou is currently working on a major project with the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne. Zhou shares his unique stories, shaped by his personal experience as an Chinese Australian and the personal impact of Aboriginal culture, through his high quality artwork, which has attracted wide media coverage reaching a broad audience at home and internationally.