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Mary Hammond - Alphington Park Dog Obedience Class
Mary Hammond was born in Spearwood, W.A. and moved to Melbourne to attend the National Gallery School (1951-55).
She has depicted the lives of ordinary Australians for over 50 years since first exhibiting with the Melbourne Realist Group in 1953. The group, which included Ailsa and Vic O’Connor, Noel Counihan, Jim Wigley, Dave Armfield, Peter Miller and Bernard Rust, saw their art as a tool for social reform. Mary has held many solo and group exhibitions. Vic O’Connor first introduced us to her work in 1991 and since then we have held 9 exhibitions at our gallery in Carlton!!
Her subjects are not the bikini-clad beauties of calendars and centerfolds but vibrant living women with kids and budgets, catching our attention by the forthright drawing of an artist familiar with the beauty and appeal of simple, difficult lives. She catches their bodies and faces with a heightened sense of reality which makes ordinariness glow in her frames.
This piece can be found in our basement gallery!
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