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September 02, 2005

Davida Allen has won the Archibald Prize, the premier Australian award for portraiture and regularly exhibits in the international Biennale (modernist and expressionist art).

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Davida Allen, Troll lover, Oil on Canvas
A Talk, some commentary

A series of paintings were openly a series of fantasies centring round the actor, Sam Neil, which expressed sexual desire:

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Davida Allen, Fantasy of Sam Neil,1980, mixed canvas

Often the traditional impastoed technique--thick paint, scraped back and scratched into--is used to depict frustration, angst, grief.

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Davida Allen, Death of my father, 1981-82

Allen's visual skills well deployed to construct a short film (c 50 mins) of a Queensland painter struggling with the conflictual demands of bohemia and suburbia.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 03:13 PM | | Comments (2)
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strange
my teacher knows her!

Amy,
why strange?