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Sydney, NSW, 1972 –

Shaun Gladwell is one of Australia's leading contemporary artists. Working across video, performance, painting and sculpture, Gladwell has exhibited extensively both in Australia and overseas. His solo and collaborative works critique personal history, memory and contemporary culture. read more.

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Nancy Mauro-Flude. Nancy Mauro-Flude is a performance artist. Her artistic work is heavily influenced by arcane practices, theatre and computer culture.

Clement Meadmore. Well known as a sculptor, Meadmore began his career as a designer. His furniture was sold at Marion Hall Best’s showrooms and his lighting design shown at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics Arts Festival alongside the work of designers such as Grant Featherston. Meadmore ran Max Hutchinson's Gallery A, Melbourne, in the late 1950s. In 1963 he moved to New York, where he concentrated primarily on his work as a sculptor.

Mike Parr. Working across a range of media that includes performance, installation, sculpture, drawing, drypoint etching and photography, Mike Parr is regarded as one of the most successful Australian artists of his generation. Parr has realised over 1000 works within the context of his self-imposed 'Self-Portrait' series.

Toni Robertson. Printmaker, Toni Robertson gave up art due to poisoning by chemicals used to make posters at the Tin Sheds Gallery, at the University of Sydney.

Grace Cossington Smith. Painter, born in Neutral Bay, Sydney. A student of Dattilo Rubbo, Cossington Smith was quick to absorb modernist ideas and in 1915 exhibited 'The Sock Knitter', described by Daniel Thomas as 'perhaps the first fully Post-Impressionist work painted in Australia'.

Raelene Kerinauia.

Luigi Rosselli. Luigi Rosselli (1957–) is a Milan-born architect who designs prestigious residential and retail buildings and interiors. He established his practice in Sydney in 1985, after working in New York and Canberra with Romaldo Giurgola's team designing Australia's New Parliament House.

Professor Frederick Towndrow. Frederick Towndrow (1897-1977) was a London-born architect and town planner in Sydney. He lectured at the Sydney Technical College after World War II and became a Professor of Architecture and Dean at the University of New South Wales.

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