March 29, 2017

Rosemary Valadon: A Sensual World | ABC Arts | Tuesday 4 April 10pmDon’t miss this important documentary, A Sensual World, which explores the art and influences of multi-award winning Australian artist, Rosemary Valadon, whose work has reinterpreted a distinctly Australian femininity and domestic aesthetic. Valadon is a previous winner of the Portia Geach Memorial Prize, Blake Religious Art Prize and Muswellbrook Art Prize, to name a few. She is a seven-times finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize.
From her portraits of Germaine Greer, Ruth Cracknell and Noni Hazelhurst as archetypal figures, to a fascination with female criminals from the 1940s that inspired a provocative series Wicked Women featuring paintings of author, Tara Moss, Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen and actor Essie Davis as femme fatales, Valadon has recently moved to still life painting, capturing stunning images of lush abundance and classic still life imagery. Set against the dramatic change of seasons in regional NSW, this film is a portrait of a great contemporary Australian artist and the Hill End community that has been a deep source of strength and creative inspiration for her.