Art

The Landscapes of Eddie Burrup

Elizabeth Durack’s art has been an integral part of the Australian art narrative for seventy years. Her first exhibition, “Time and Tide”, was held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1946. Her work evolved from simple line drawings, through lyrical watercolours, to part abstraction and allegorical paintings. It is said that Durack’s work reached its peak in her last creative phase—the art of Eddie Burrup—and that this work transcends all that went before it. Landscape is the defining focus of Australian art. It is distributed across the literary and visual disciplines, described over and over again in our…

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