Art review: Virginia Cuppaidge, the nature of abstraction, Newcastle Art Gallery Jill Stowell Virginia Cuppaidge is an Australian artist who has also been an international figure for the last 40 years, though unlike the Francophiles Rupert Bunny and John Russell in an earlier generation, she has regularly exhibited her vibrant abstract paintings in Australia as…

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Virginia Cuppaidge is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost abstract painters. Her connections with Newcastle have been enduring and with this the recent donation of the geometric painting Saix 1974 to the Newcastle Art Gallery collection in 2018. The exhibition is a survey of the last forty plus years work by the artist and maps the career…

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Virginia Cuppaidge’s large scale paintings ‘Estuary’ 1971 and ‘Sasafras’ 1972 are on view at the National Gallery of Victoria Australia in an installation of work by Australian women abstract artists of the late 60s and early 70s, current to the 26th of August . . Both paintings were acquired through Nicholas Thompson Gallery in 2017.…

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