Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Fremantle Press
About the authors:
Ted Snell, AM, CitWA, (1949-2023) was born in Geraldton, Western Australia. After completing an Associateship in Art Teaching, he travelled to England to undertake postgraduate study in Birmingham. He returned to Australia and began teaching part-time at WAIT (now Curtin University) where he was Professor of Contemporary Art and Dean of Art, John Curtin Gallery. In 2009 he was appointed as Director of the Cultural Precinct at the University of Western Australia. He was a commentator on the arts for ABC radio and television and The Australian and contributed to local and national journals. He published several books and curated numerous exhibitions, many of which document the visual culture of Western Australia.
Philippa Nikulinsky is the most celebrated of the wildlife artists living in Western Australia. Her particular specialty is recording the phenomenal natural history in this enormous state, a history that provides a famous national heritage that has fascinated experts and artists alike from the time of exploration onwards. Her reputation rests not merely in matters of accuracy, but in the degree of finesse and accomplishment in the design and arrangement of her subjects.