SORA: Studio Of Realist Art Publications
SORA: Studio Of Realist Art Publications
SORA: Studio Of Realist Art Publications
SORA: Studio Of Realist Art Publications
SORA: Studio Of Realist Art Publications
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SORA: Studio Of Realist Art Publications

c1945-1947. Group of six publications comprising five roneoed bulletins with colour lineblock and letterpress covers, and a letterpress exhibition catalogue, most illustrations with artists’ signatures replicated in block, bulletins dated “1945”, catalogue signed and dated “3/9/47” in an unknown hand in pencil, accompanied with slip of newsprint annotated and dated in an unknown hand in ink, sizes from 13.8 x 11cm to 21.7 x 18cm. Minor soiling, wear, stains.

The Studio of Realist Art (SORA) was established at artist Roderick Shaw’s studio at 171 Sussex Street, Sydney in 2 March 1945, and soon moved to larger premises at 214 George Street, Sydney, where meetings and art classes were held until 1948, when it closed due to being “a victim of the cultural Cold War.”

The foundation committee consisted of James Cant, Roy Dalgarno, Roderick Shaw, Hal Missingham, John Oldham, Adrian Galjaard, Bernard Smith, Herbert McClintock, and Dora Cant. According to Bernard Smith, SORA was formed to “bring art into closer relationship to contemporary life. The founders of the Studio believe that art today can only be revitalised if the artist is prepared to draw upon the varied experience that he will gain from the world about if he has the vision to see and the humanity to feel.” Ref: Bernard Smith, A Pavene for Another Time, 2002, NLA.

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Item #CL174-141

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  Other currencies

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