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nigel milsom artist

Was Nigel Milsom’s 2015 Archibald Prize Winning Painting Inspired by Dobell and Bacon?

Who’s Artist‘s pallet! OR Who’s in whose head? When was it any different? The mention of the ‘Archibald Prize’ presented yearly at the Art Gallery of NSW continues to attract controversy! Much attention has been made about Nigel Milsom’s 2015 Archibald win; the subject being barrister Charles Waterstreet and the comparisons being made! Francis Bacon’s […]

ken strong

The Storm – A thank you and who and what was affected!

Growing up in Sydney (especially in the summer during my teenage years) storms were common. You would feel the temperature drop, the wind travel across the bay and the front has arrived! Sometimes there was a sound preceding the wind, followed by what we called a squall – rain and wind combined. A little history; […]

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The art of passion, have you got it?

I was reminded by a question asked of me this week, what do you like about working at the gallery? I was tested for a moment and then commenced to suggest the primary enjoyment is discovering, viewing and qualifying fine artworks. It doesn’t matter if it is amateur, mid career artist or an established artist. […]

William Dobell Australian Artist

Australian Artist William Dobell is just next door !!!

William Dobell (Sir) (b. 24/9/1899 – 13/5/1970) Cooks Hill Galleries is in its 39th year of business. Actually the galleries birthday is 16th August! When I purchased the gallery building it was just 1/3 of the size it is today! Years after purchasing the building my father said to me ‘you bought the wrong building, […]