Magical Appropriations: Barry William Hale after Imants Tillers

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Abstract

This essay compares two artists. One is the canonical postmodernist Imants Tillers, whose canvas board works have been among the most theorised of Australian art. The second is Barry William Hale, whose younger art practice draws on magical practices to create images of demons and invoke spirits. The essay takes the appropriations of Tillers as a precedent for the invocations of Hale, establishing correspondences and differences between generations of Australian artists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages24-31
Number of pages8
Volume56
No.1
Specialist publicationArt + Australia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

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