An ideal gift for the festive season, the second edition of the publication will be available for purchase in-person at the NAS Gallery reception from Friday 1 December 2023 or on-line. If purchasing on-line, please note that books will be mailed via Australia Post and NAS cannot guarantee their arrival before Christmas.
Radiance is a celebration of the work of Elisabeth Cummings OAM, one of Australia’s most exceptional and esteemed painters, and a distinguished/ alumna of the National Art School. This exhibition focuses on her primary medium, working in oil paint, with major works from the last 30 years featuring the artist’s distinctive painterly language and revelatory colour. Cummings’ art practice is grounded in the experience of her surroundings distilled into visual form. Vibrant, semi-abstract compositions in themselves, most artworks emerge from the artist’s memory of and response to specific landforms and ecologies, as well as beloved internal spaces.