Early Austrailan artist influences.

Why this particular list?

This is partly influenced upon reflection of my current style and upon reading the history of Australian artists. My genera of art is multi compositional outdoor art.

The other related context is interests art movements that link to my father Italian heritage as of the early 20th century arte povera.

Antoine Fauchery (1823-1861)
Traveller and photographer of colonial exploits including prospectors in North Queensland. La Trobe collection, state library of Victoria.

James Freeman (1814-1870) Professional photographer and experimentor in medium.

John Glover (1767-1849) Early depictions of Australian bushland.

Elizabeth Gould (1804-1841) Drawings of Australian birds.

G.F. Gregory (1824-1887) high key paintings

E.J. Lukes (1839-1864) History painter, arrival of Burke and Wills as Flinders River.

How early Australian artist photographers’ influenced my style?

Early photographers in particular Antoine Fauchery resonate with the project of social documentary . It was experiment and social documentation that set the social within the environment. He captured the activity of miners jostling over gold along the Palmer river in the Colony of Queensland. However it was James Freeman that experimented with the chemical nature of photography. Chemical use of various resins enables variations to emerge as a form of perspective. So for example in my dry tropics studio I build up layers of resin gives a magnification of the underlying image.

How early Australian artist naturalists influence my style?

Elizabeth Gould’s drawings of Australian birds influenced Australian artists and acted as a forerunner for many enthusiast bird photographers. The similarity with such early illustrators of fauna and flora is through photographic images. The images are placed through an illustrator, making an image trace. The process of photography then poses the main challenge as well as how to portray the depiction then. 

The act of wondering into the wilderness.

E.J. Lukes typified the wondering character of early colonial explorers who documented characters like Burk and Wills fated expidition. What lies at the edge of house? This is a question that drives a good portion of my act practice. It links to the early exponents of visual and textual representation of reality. Australian art history is littered with examples of Australian artists as painters capturing pastorial scenes.

graphic art by Italo Giardina

arte povera Australia

Art profile of Anselmo Giovanni

Anselmo , Giovanni. Born in Borgfranco d’Ivrea, 5 August 1934.
Associated with Arte Povera movement of which he was a member. Exhibited in Galleria Sperone, Turin 1968 up to 1987
Style: balancing cubes, floating bubles, suspended sheets of plexiglas and hanging chains, Anselmo had abandoned the traditional picture plane in an attempt to create a more direct representation of the themes of gravity and movement. He was striving for an immediate relation to the real world, both visible and invisible.
( Roberto Lambarelli)

Reflections on elements of style

Similarities that I have with Anselmo and Arte Povera.

Poveri art

Set of four suspension representational forms of travel, high mountains, disposable foam

Art photography for mixed media.

  1. Aim for a good set of prime lenses for art photography.
  • Super wide 24mm lens: epic landscape; encompassing interior.
  • Documentary 50mm lens: street; humanistic; general purpose.
  • telephoto Portrait 150mm lens: ideal proportions, close-up street scenes.
  • super telephoto 600mm: landscape compression; wildlife capture.

2. Selection of art photography to place into a mixed media format.

  • self contained, or blend into media as a photographic choice.
  • Will it be verging on abstraction or figurative?
  • Will the photo be codependent or independent of other images?
  • Is there a theme that will form a body of work?

Outdoor art for this kind of mixed media experimentalism requires a philosophical approach that takes into account various world views which is discussed in outdoor art: a philosophical guide to its place in the tropics.

3. How to place the art photography within a mixed media?

  • The print should be initially coated with a protective solution.
  • Place the print within the mixed media.
  • Composition is about perspective so use an adhesive as the decisive moment.
  • Layering resins on top of the image can bring out a magnification of the image.
  • construct a container (putty, paper, wax) around the image for resin.


What are some tips for doing photography?

I cover this topic in an article that takes Townsville conservation bird park as a guide.

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Mixed media conceptual arts in Townsville, FNQ.

Mixed media dry tropics artist.

A mixed media artwork by Artist Italo GIardina based in FNQ, Townsville.

The ideal locale for mixed media conceptual. Set within a light industrial zone near to Townsville. So this city also gives ample excess to country.

What makes this mixed media?

  • an interdependency of media for conceptual purposes.
  • the use of fine artist oils to industrial fiberglass.
  • a combination of resin as well as natural fiber and stone.
  • also photographic elements through a layer of resin.

Photographic elements.

  • a consideration of various points of view.
  • set of sequences for narrative purposes.
  • an overarching conceptual element.
  • function of print as figurative manifest image over the scientific abstractionism.
Is there a general article on the philosophy of mixed media art?

Outdoor art: a philosophical guide

Art there any artworks about current events

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