Joanna Gilmour explores the life of a colonial portrait artist, writer and rogue
Describes how colonial portraitists found the perfect market among social status seeking Sydneysiders
Bess Norriss Tait created miniature watercolour portraits full of character and life.
Whether the result of misadventure or misdemeanour, many accomplished artists were transported to Australia where they ultimately left a positive mark on the history of art in this country.
Henry Mundy's portraits flesh out the seemly side of life in a convict colony.
Jerrold Nathan's portrait of Jessie Street shows the elegant side of a many-faceted lady.
Joanna Gilmour writes about the portraiture of the colonial artist William Nicholas.
Joanna Gilmour discovers that the beards of the ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills were as epic as their expedition to traverse Australia from south to north
Joanna Gilmour explores the fact and fictions surrounding the legendary life of Irish-born dancer Lola Montez
Joanna Gilmour explores the life and art of the Australian artist Janet Dawson
Joanna Gilmour explores the life of female Australian surfing legend Isabel Letham
Joanna Gilmour explores the extraordinary life of Australian female aviator Nancy Bird Walton AO OBE
Joanna Gilmour dives into the life of Australian swimming legend Annette Kellerman.
Harold Cazneaux's portraits of influential Sydneysiders for the style-bibles of the day eschewed the romantic for the naturalistic.
National Photographic Portrait Prize judge Joanna Gilmour previews the 2012 exhibition
Representations of the inhabitants of the new world expose the complexities of the colonisers' intentions.
Family affections are preserved in a fine selection of intimate portraits.
Joanna Gilmour explores the life and times of one of Melbourne's early socialites, Jessie Eyre Williams.
Frank Hurley's celebrated images document the heroism and minutiae of Australian exploration in Antarctica.
Joanna Gilmour explores the life of colonial women Lady Ellen Stirling, Eliza Darling, Lady Eliza Arthur, Elizabeth Macquarie and Lady Jane Franklin.