With the development of InsideArt.tv, a new series of portraits of painters was begun. This time the portraits were much closer-in to accompany artisles about the artists for the blog, for the website and for any publicity purposes around the show.
But just as the book Framed was conceived to put faces to names , so the new series of portraits has been designed to put more new faces to new names in Australian art.
It has seen the development of a whole new project and an online gallery, called appropriately enough, Inside Art which appears in the InsideArt.tv website: http://www.insideart.tv/photo-gallery/
Michel Lawrence’s ‘All of Us’ project began as a statement about racism and an attempt to demonstrate what multiculturalism really meant to Australians.
Beginning with a large scale exhibition installed on the exterior walls of the CrossBar building in Melbourne’s Federation Square, All of Us had many iterations including a tour of India for the Foreign Affairs Department. The exhibition was launched by the Victorian Premier Mr John Brumby, for Australia Day 2008. The subsequent exhibitions were launched in India by Premier Brumby and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith.
The photographs first appeared in All of Us, a website used to promote the project and were then used in a huge array of materials from the 240 page All of Us book published by Scribe Books to magazines and newspapers around the country, to TV commercials and the Victorian Government’s Multicultural policy book- for which it also borrowed the title All of Us. The photographs also formed the basis of a large website we designed and built for the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
The Fed Square Installation of All of Us.
View the 7.30 Report on All of Us:
Brett Whiteley’s iconic Sydney Harbour paintings are among three chosen by Wendy Whiteley to feature in a release of new fine art reproductions on The Stock Rooms website. The new site, which launched on December 3, features artworks from leading Australian artists, photographers and sculptors.
Michel Lawrence photographed Wendy Whiteley in her Lavender Bay home where the originals were painted 40 years ago. The portrait features on both The Stock Rooms website and the Stock Rooms blog as well.
The house maintains the views of Lavender Bay although the giant Moreton Bay Fig which was below the balcony line when Brett painted there has now grown significantly to obscure the views a tad!
We asked Wendy why she chose the Lavender Bay paintings:
“People like them! They’re beautifully done reproductions.”
You can also see the portrait of Wendy as well as the video interview with Wendy on The Stock Rooms website.