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The Orchid paintings of Rosa Fiveash

Born in North Adelaide, Fiveash was first taught art by Miss Annie Bentham, a painter of birds and flowers, and later studied at the Adelaide School of Art and Design from 1881 to 1888, specialising in the painting of Australian flora. Despite the lack of formal recognition during her lifetime, Rosa Fiveash is regarded as […]

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Night Fall in the Ti-Tree. Woodcuts by Geraldine Rede and Violet Teague. Verses by Violet Teague (1905)

It’s easy to fall for the charms of this little book. It has been described as timeless, a ‘tour de force’, a remarkable achievement, and “an original and significant contribution to twentieth-century Australian art and print culture.”[1] It also occupies a monumental place in Australian publishing history, being the first example of coloured woodblock printing […]

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