A Painted Landscape: Across Australia from Bush to Coast
Amber Creswell Bell
Thames & Hudson
Landscape painting can offer a unique understanding of the land and our relationship to it. This is never more apparent than in a place like Australia where Indigenous art is exhibited alongside contemporary non-Indigenous art. This book showcases the work of 50 living painters from multicultural backgrounds who depict this expansive and diverse country. Robert Malherbe says ‘feel that the greatest subject matter for any artist is what is around them… It’s a gift that surrounds us and keeps giving.’ ‘A Painted Landscape’ is broadly divided into sections by defined topographical features including bush, mountain, outback, cities and suburbia, with artist’s including Elizabeth Cummings, Rick Amor, John Olsen, Mavis Ngalametta, Euan Macleod and Ildiko Kovacs.