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  1. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 15 July 1920 p 1 Family Notices
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    FIGUEROLA-On the 10th July, 1919, the dearly beloved husband of Alice, father of Alma, Carmen, Sylvia. Some day we'll understand.

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  2. ART NOTES.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 6 June 1925 p 45 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Alfred Munnings, who has exhibited continually at the Royal Academy since 1898, has been elected a Royal Academician. Mr. Munnings has painted ma ... 243 words
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    In a letter dated April 7, Mr. Archie Colquhoun, a young Melbourne artist, who has returned to France after a visit to Spain, mentions that he has received notice of the acceptance by the Salon of the Societe des Artistes Francois of two of his paintings—a "Portrait of Miss Alma Figuerola" and "Still Life." While in Madrid Mr. Colquhoun made a copy of "The Crucifixion," by Velazquez, in the Prado.

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  3. TO THE EDITOR OF THE AGE.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 4 May 1933 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Sir,--Willi many other readers of "The Age," I was delighted to read, in your issue of this day's date, Mr. Falkland Brierly's graphic indictment of ... 336 words
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    TO THE EDITOR OF THE AGE. Sir,— With many other readers of "The Age," I was delighted to read, in your issue of this day's date, Mr. Falkland Brierly's graphic indictment of our local so-called "art authorities." I trust that the publication of this specific letter will lend, in the end, to a revolt against the sway of an official clique, which leans consistently to all that is foreign, but out of date and antiquated, in depictive art. Where did the late Mr. Felton, founder of the noble-spirited Felton Bequest, make the money which is now, apparently, about to be spent, to the tune of £21,500 upon a possibly very inferior specimen of Rembrandtesque nrt? Was not that money made in Australia? That being the case, sir, surely it is reasonable, as Mr. Falkland Brieriy points out, to ask that at least ten per cent, of the funds of this great bequest should be spent here (and not abroad), in encouraging the younger and abler workers in art, such as Miss Clarice Beckett, Miss Alma Figuerola and others of equal note? Youth is being exhorted to remain traditional, humble and meticulously good. Simultaneously, certain pundits are very careful to see to it, year in and year out, that all the largesse at their disposal is distributed for the benefit of dead men and art dealers beyond the seas. Youth has had enough of this. Youth, profoundly loyal to Australia, now demands, imperatively that the alleged "great art authori ties" of Australia shall remember the claims of the gifted sons and daughters of this gracious land. Cannot Mr. Falkland Brierly's letter be made to mark the beginning of a new epoch of appreciation for Australia''s living literary and artistic greatness? We have the inspired workers. We possess as vantage ground, the most beautiful and most unsullied country in the world. One looks with confidence in this matter to a powerful lead from "The Age". - Yours C. P. Boileau. 3rd May.

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  4. ART NOTES. PORTRAITS AND FLOWERS AT THE MELDRUM GALLERY.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 17 October 1933 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The first impression conveyed by Miss Alma figuerola's exhibition of paintings which will be opened to-day at the Meldrum Gallery by the Lord Mayor o ... 287 words
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    ART NOTES.
    PORTRAITS AND FLOWERS AT THE MELDRUM GALLERY.
    The first impression conveyed by Miss Alma Figuerola's exhibition of paintings which will be opened to-day at the Meldrum Gallery by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, is one of color radiating from the numerous flower and still lite studies, and a closer acquaintance reveals an intimate sense of form and the relationship of the various elements, one to another. It would appear that the artist's treatment is freer than it was a couple of years ago, and her definitions run more easily to blurred edges and harmonious generalisations than formerly; yet it is clear that this generalisation has been thoughtfully considered as a means to an end in preserving unity of design with some sacrifice of exact data. Perhaps the most important work in the exhibition is a portrait entitled Contemplation, a fine expression of the personality in which the sound painting of the head and accessories is fully but not overstated. In The Musician the treatment is more temperamental, but convincing and well in hand, one of the most notable of the still-life studies is The Studio Table, giving a number of colorful articles grouped with an eye to incident and chromatic sequence, but it is in Sevres and Roses, a very happily ex that Miss Figuerola is at her best. Other flower pictures which command attention are Iris (No. 11) Nasturtiums, Spring Flowers and Asters. Outdoor nature is well represented by such examples of the artist's work as The Pier, Cowes; Cape Woolamai and The River. The exhibition, which will well repay a visit, remains open till 28th October.

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  5. Let's Talk Of INTERESTING PEOPLE...
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Saturday 21 October 1933 p 3 Article Illustrated
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    Let's Talk Of INTERESTING PEOPLE . . . MISS ALMA FIGUEROLA —J. Scott Simmons. ALMA FIGUEROLA, whose exhibition of paintings at a Melbourne Gallery was opened this week by the Lord Mayor (Cr. Gengoult Smith), has a clever family to keep up with. Her sister, Carmen, is a writer of unusual short stories, and has had many of her verses for children published; she is also a violinist and a painter. The youngest sister, Silvia, is a composer, and the winner of a cello scholarship under Mr. Henri Touzeau. Miss Alma Figuerola began her career as a child, first studying with Oscar Binder, and later with Max Meldrum. The family is an Australian-Spanish one, the girl's parents being the late Juan and Mrs. Figuerola.

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  6. MODERN PICTURES.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 28 October 1933 p 16 Article
    Abstract: The purchase for the National Gallery of five modern pictures by European artists. at prices ranging from £5,000 to £9,500 each, has been declined by ... 1216 words
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    Miss Alma Figuerola. The Meldrum Gallery, 127 Queen street, maintaining its conservative attitude in regard to all other schools of artistic thought and practice, is at present staging an exhibition by Miss Alma Figuerola. She paints in the traditional manner in sisted upon by this school of painting and succeeds just as well as the others. There is so little difference in the works of the various members of the school that one is not seriously concerned as to whom they are by. The anemone has been rather joyously treated by Miss Figuerola, the glowing reds and rich purplish blues of this flower being very convincingly stated. "Wedgwood and Bronze" is a good, care fully painted still-life, as are one or two others faithful records in the Meldrum manner in the usual light. They are all good, but a little monotonous. Sea pieces and landscapes are not as impressive as the flower and still-life paintings, and the portraits are ordinary. This does not mat ter very much, because one is rewarded by a colour feast in flowers and the glint of china and coloured glass in the various still-life arrangements. The exhibition, which was opened by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Gengoult Smith, will remain open until October 28.

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  7. MISS A. FIGUEROLA'S EXHIBITION.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 31 October 1933 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Owing to the great interest taken in the exhibition of paintings of Miss Alma Figuerola, which was opened by the Lord Mayor at Meldrum gallery, 127 43 words
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    MISS A. FIGUEROLA'S EXHIBITION.
    Owing to the great interest taken in the exhibition of paintings of Miss Alma Figucrola, which was opened by the Lord Mayor at the Meldrum Gallery, 127 Queen-street, the exhibition is to be extended until next Saturday.

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  8. ART NOTES. Still Life at Meldrum Gallery.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 12 December 1933 p 11 Article
    Abstract: At the Meldrum Gallery a small collection of flower and still-life paintings by five artists has its attraction. Max Meldrum shows a brilliant little ... 141 words
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    ART NOTES.
    Still Life at Meldrum Gallery.
    At the Meldrum Gallery a small collection of flower and still-life paintings by five artists has its attraction. Max Meldrum shows a brilliant little flower study entitled Spring Blooms, which is freshly and fully painted, and a further picture of a chair, which is well painted, Miss Alma Figuerola is in the first class with her Fuchsias and a high-keyed Still-life; and of two studies by Justus Jorgensen the most convincing is Autumn Leaves, a work of some delicacy and originality. A Japanese Doll, by Colin Colahan, is more forceful than subtle in treatment, and P. Leason has surpassed himself in the painting of a vivid bunch of geraniums. The general depictive goal of this group would appear to the brilliant color and a high key, and they have certainly got this.

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  9. PRINTS AND DRAWINGS FINE SHOW AT SEDON GALLERY
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 12 December 1933 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The Sedon Gallery,Elizabeth House,340 Little Collins street will open to-day with an exhibition of 209 etchings,mezzotints,other prints and pencil dr ... 560 words
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    Meldrum Gallery

    Several members of the Meldrum group of painters are represented in an exhibition of still life subjects which is on view at the Meldrum Gallery in Queen street between Collins street and Bourke street. It would be interesting if one day these painters surprised and delighted the vision with a fine show of drawings and prints. At present they appear to be content with one expression of painting in oil. Max Meldrum shows a very good little study, "The Little Chair." It has the quiet or restrained expression of an Edouard Frere. He exhibits also a canvas of "Spring Flowers". Alma Figuerola shows one of the most effective pictures, "Glass," an atmospheric study with brilliant greens. Her "Fuchsias" would come to no harm if a little more beauty were shown in the flowers and buds. Justus Jorgensen, Colin Colahan and Percy Leason contribute canvases - all good in tone and light and shade principally painted in primary colour, without much of intervening grey. This is due perhaps to their working under artificial light.

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  10. THE MELDRUM GROUP.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 13 February 1934 p 14 Article
    Abstract: Opening to-day at the Meldrum Gallery, a small collection of outdoor paintings by members of that group should prove of interest to the art-loving 295 words
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    THE MELDRUM GROUP. Opening to-day at the Meldrum Gallery, a small collection of outdoor paintings by members of that group should prove of interest to the art-loving public. Mr. Meldrum hangs three pictures,' one of the best 1 of which is the Pont Royal, Paris, seen under brilliant summer conditions. There is a fine sensation of light and heat in this study, and in his Wilson's Promontory the rapid recording of the various elements of sea, sky and shore, has been handled with sureness and felicity. Justus Jorgensen's three contributious are in each case direct demonstrations of the relationship of brilliant sunlight to color, a subtle association which the artist has managed to express convincingly in The Jetty, San Remo, and Midday Light, San Remo. Miss Alma Figuerola, following somewhat similar lines, has attained good qualities of tone and light in her Summer Morning, San Remo, and though Miss Clarice Beckett's One Fine Day does not reveal any new development, it is colorful and high In tone. The communal manner, which is undoubtedly a characteristic of the work of this group, is declared In the three pictures by Colin Colahan, though here, more so perhaps than in any of the others, is to be found a leaning to individualism which finds expression noticeably in Low Tide, San Remo, and Spring Morning, Eltham. Dawn In the Camp, by Percy Leason, though no doubt sincere in intention, lacks coherency. The exhibition will remain open till further notice.

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  11. MELDRUM GROUP'S WORK OIL STUDIES OF SAN REMO
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 15 February 1934 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The fruit of an artists' camp at San Remo, an exhibition of oil paintings by members of the Meldrum group, Is now on view at the Meldrum gallery, Que ... 269 words
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    MELDRUM GROUP'S WORK
    OIL STUDIES OF SAN REMO
    By E.H.
    The fruit of an artists' camp at San Remo, an exhibition of oil paintings by members of the Meldrum group, is now on view at the Meldrum gallery, Queen street. But the most charming picture hung has nothing to do with the camp at San Remo. It is a work of Max Meldrum, "Hot Summer Day, Pont Royale Paris." The picture carries delightfully, is of a delicate pastel quality, with the most elusive tones, moving from green to white. Percy Leason scores with "Dawn, the Camp San Remo," an atmospheric study, excellently designed and considered, and with a feeling for the unusual, which is rare in Mr. Leason's work. The tones are sensitive, and have been delicately painted in. Two of Justus Jorgensen's oils are interesting. One is "Midday Light, Bergins, San Remo," with an effective feeling of distance beyond a well-painted arch of trees and "The Jetty, San Remo," which has caught the full sunlight admirably. The painting is compact and the forms are well depicted. There is also some sensitive painting in Colin Colahan's "Low-tide, Evening, San Remo." Clarice Beckett is not so successful in her "One Fine Day." Her interest in violent colour contrasts is not happily illustrated in this painting which is discordant and elementary. Alma Figuerola is represented by "Summer Morning, San Remo," which is full of warm and pleasing tones. John Farmer is inadequately represented by two Parisian oil sketches.The exhibition will be open for some time.

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  12. SIX ARTISTS' EXHIBITION
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 28 September 1934 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Invitations have been issued for an exhibition of paintings by six artists to be opened by the Lord Mayor (Sir Harold Gengoult Smith) at the Athenr[? ... 106 words
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    SIX ARTISTS' EXHIBITION
    Invitations have been issued for an exhibition of paintings by six artists to be opened by the Lord Mayor (Sir Harold Gengoult Smith) at the Athenaeum Art Gallery, Collins street, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The exhibitors will be Clarice Beckett, Alma Figuerola, Polly Hurry, Max Meldrum, Justus Jorgensen, and Percy Leason. The exhibition will be under the management of Mr. J. H. Minogue.

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  13. Happening To-day
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 3 September 1935 p 10 Article
    Abstract: 1 p. m.—Kooroora Club luncheon, Temple Court Miss A. Figuerola will be the guest of honour. The subject of her address will be "Progress in Art." 58 words
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    Happening To-day
    1 p m - Kooroora Club luncheon, Temple Court. Miss A. Figuerola will be the guest of honour. The subject of her address will be "Progress In Art"

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  14. Large Crowd at Private View.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 23 September 1936 p 10 Article
    Abstract: The Athenaeum Gallery was crowded yesterday afternoon, when Sir H. G. Smith opened the eighteenth annual exhibition of the Society of Twenty 190 words
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    Large Crowd at Private View. The Athenaeum Gallery was crowded yesterday afternoon, when Sir H. G. Smith opened the eighteenth annual exhibition of the Society of Twenty Melbourne Painters. The hon. treasurer of Ihe society (Mr. A. Shore) introduced the speaker, who referred to the development of the work of the group. The members of this group had, he said, started out with the same ideas about painting, but they had developed along very different lines, and he did not think he had seen such a diverse exhibition in Melbourne. From this group, since its establishment, had sprung some of the greatest painters in Australia. He hoped that the show would be a financial as well as an artistic success. Members and associates of the society present during the afternoon were Miss A. M. E. Bale (hon. secretary). Miss Jo Sweatman, Miss Alma Figuerola, Mrs. Hartrick (Rose A. Walker), Mrs. R. McCann (Margery Withers), Mrs. H.W. Frater, J. S. Anderson, E. Klmpton, R. McCann, John Hennessy.

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  15. .:. SOCIAL NOTES.:.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 12 February 1937 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Lady Chauvel, assisted by her husband, General Sir Harry Chauvel, gave a most enjoyable little party late yesterday afternoon at their home in South ... 523 words
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    Invitations have been issued by Miss Alma FIguerola to a private view of an exhibition of her paintings, which will be opened on Tuesday, February 16, at 3 p.m., in the Athenaeum gallery. Collins street, by Mr. John Wolfgang Elischer. The ex-hibition will remain open dally from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until February 27.

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  16. ART SHOW A DISCIPLE OF THE MELDRUM SCHOOL
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 16 February 1937 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Demonstrating all the beliefs and practices of the Max Meldrum school of painting. Miss Alma Figuerola is holding an exhibition at the Athenæum, 188 ... 227 words
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    ART SHOW
    By HAROLD HERBERT
    A DISCIPLE OF THE MELDRUM SCHOOL
    Demonstrating all the beliefs and practices of the Max Meldrum school of painting, Miss Alma Figuerola is holding an exhibition at the Athenaeum, 188 Collins street, until February 27. Her work varies little from that of the other adherents to this style of painting, and the set principles involved. The methods adopted are so hard and fast that the work of one student implies the rest. As happens in a school of this kind, where a dynamic personality is directing, individuality is crushed. It is not serious in the case of some. Others cling to its traditions too long. Miss Figuerola is showing some clever, quick impressions of sunlit landscapes, of which No 30 is good "Blue Afternoon" and "The Nobbies Phillip Island," are also virile impressions in spite of being irritating technically. Some still life and flower studies add interest to the show, especially those into which metal or glass objects are introduced. The portrait studies are rather stark, and because of a poster-llke hardness they lose the soft roundness of modelling which flesh possesses. In all, the better pictures predominate. Art lovers will see one of the first shows of this year. Mr John Wolfgang Ellscher will open the exhibition at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

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  17. ART NOTES. Portraits, Landscapes, Still Life.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 16 February 1937 p 15 Article
    Abstract: An exhibition of 63 portraits, landscapes and still-life studies, by Miss Alma Figuerola, which will be opened to-day at the Athenaeum Gallery, revea ... 290 words
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    ART NOTES.
    Portraits, Landscapes, Still Life
    An exhibition of 63 portraits, land scapes and still-life studies, by Miss Alma Figuerola, which will be opened to-day at the Athenæum Gallery, reveals a progressive impulse, which in instances amounts to a rejection of some of the older traditions in painting. The portraits, ten in number, are in nearly every case handled with a freedom, and even casualness, which, while it misses what we know as technical finish; gains something in vitality and mobility; two instances in point being the head of Senora de Mass, in which the treatment is emotional rather than calculated, and the more soberly handled portrait of Mrs. A. D. Stanton. The work of most importance in this section is the seated figure of a cello player, and here, though sharp definitions have been avoided, the general construction has received careful attention; yet the head, though thoughtfully painted, has hardly weight enough to balance the mass of the instrument and other accessories. The landscapes make a varied and interesting display, and would seem to suggest moods of thought rather than a settled conviction in æsthetics. In certain instances, such as No. 63, the harsh intonation is forceful to the extent of sacrificing the unity of the various elements, but the artist's reputation as an interpreter of the more subtle aspects of nature is well sustained in such fine examples as The Bush, No. 52; Studley Park Road. No. 45, and Stormy Weather, Cape Woola-mai. Still-life studies of special merit are The Bronze Pot, Autumn Bunch, and Study in Red and Yellow. The exhibition, which is under the management of Miss Irving Johnson, will remain open till 27th February.

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  18. ART Miss Alma Figuerola
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 27 February 1937 p 11 Article
    Abstract: The work of this painter, a firm believer in the Max Meldrum school of painting, is showing at the Athenseum Art Gallery, 188 Collins street, until 860 words
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    ART
    By HAROLD HERBERT
    Miss Alma Figuerola
    The work of this painter, a firm believer in the Max Meldrum school of painting, is showing at the Athenæum Art Gallery, 188 Collins street, until February 27. Her studies are thoroughly typical of this group's aims and are carried out in a conscientious manner with proper regard for tone values. Her drawing is frequently faulty, and a sloppy technique Is another disadvantage, yet in some cases such as still-life groups, this is not obvious. It is in landscapes and sea pieces that a ragged quality exists - flake-white waves, woolly and formless, or solid masses of trees carelessly painted without much thought given to edges or textures. Throughout light is well conveyed, light on objects, which is the best principle to which the Meldrum school may lay claim. Intelligent vision is the main plank of Mr Meldrum's platform, and it is sadly needed in the efforts of many painters. Miss Figuerola has absorbed and carried out such a principle well. The show should be viewed with great interest by art lovers.

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  19. The Letters of Letty Corks at the Cricket:: How to Crash a Queue:: Dance for Susan Hammond:: June Russell Engaged:: Millicent Staughton to Live at Gunnedah:: Presentation Frock at Cocktail Party.
    Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939) Thursday 4 March 1937 p 14 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Dear CYNTHIA,—If you want to be really social at the cricket it would seem that the place to sit is under the 2368 words
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    BEARING a striking likeness to that "one-woman" dancer, La Meri, Alma Figuerola has, during the past two weeks, being holding a one-man (woman?), show of her portraits, still life, flowers and landscapes. As you can see by her name she is Spanish, and to eat one of her Spanish dinners is to live a dream. She has her father to thank for cultivating this art in her, for it was he who used to invite sometimes as many as twenty or thirty Spaniards to his home on Sundays, and turn them loose in the kitchen in the afternoons, to prepare many succulent Spanish dishes for supper.
    It was thought at one time that Alma would study medicine, but her liking for art came first. She started her career at. the age of three. In her exhibition, which is her second, is a portrait of her sister, Sylvia, who is a brilliant cellist. Altogether they are a very talented family, for another of her sisters, Carmen, writes short stories, her children's stories being particularly well known.

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  20. Art Shows CONTRASTING DISPLAYS Flowers and the Open Air
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 30 November 1937 p 4 Article
    Abstract: An exhibition of flower paintings by a group of distinguished painters was opened tat the Stair Gallery, 131 Collins street, yesterday afternoon. The ... 614 words
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    Art Shows CONTRASTING DISPLAYS Flowers and the Open Air By HAROLD HERBERTAn exhibition of flower paintings by a group of distinguished painters was opened tat the Stair Gallery, 131 Collins street, yesterday afternoon. The show will be open until 6 p.m. each day until Decem- ber 11. This exhibition is unique In many ways. It is the first occasion upon which painters of flowers have made a joint display. The work Is good, and attractive bowls of blooms burst out from most canvases. Mr. A. D. Colquhoun is represented by a fine show of dahlias. It is ex-cellent in its general colour harmony. A background of gold brocade or similar material gives it the exact colour note de-sired. Miss Alleen Dent, in her three ex-hibits, is at her best. Colour, deep and rich, is a feature of them all. Incidentally, she handles the textura! qualities of flowers well, as for instance, in the soft floppiness of petunias, in No. 10 "Flower Piece." In her newer method of painting, Miss Sybil Craig shows two brilliant studies, full of vim and clever brush strokes, seemingly careless, but with a wealth of knowledge behind it all. "Art will find a way!" To my mind, she has found it. Miss Bale's study of zinnias lacks a little crispness. Hard-petalied flowers need such treatment. On the other hand, Mr. Buckmaster has taken all the crushable qualities from his flower piece, "Mixed Flowers," by making them thoroughly artificial. A bowl of stocks next to it, by Mrs. Mcinnes, is a good comparison in the nature of observa- tion of textures. The shadows in the heart of a cream rose make Mr. W. A. Dargie's "Flowers" a notable exhibit, and Miss Alma Figuerola, in a Japanese scheme of decoration, has made a delightful study of white blossom. Miss Rollo Thompson, whose work I greatly admire, has failed to record the crispness of the petals of the white camellia. Colour and arrangement are good. The blurred effec is mystifying. A pure decoration by Miss Sheila McCub-bin is Interesting, a

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  21. Art Show Opened
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 13 July 1938 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Some charming flower studies in the exhibition of paintings and drawings by a group of artists, which opened yesterday at the Stair Gallery, 131 Coll ... 144 words
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    Art Show Opened.
    Some charming flower studies in the exhibition of paintings and drawings by a group of artists, which opened yesterday at the Stair Gallery, 131 Collins street, provided their own decoration on the walls of this sunny gallery. The artists exhibiting were R. W. McCubbin, Alma Figuerola, Olive Wishart, P. G. Moore, W. A. Dargie, A. Colquhoun, Elizabeth Colquhoun, George Colville, A. Coleman, Jean Bennie, and Angus Winneke. Among those who came to view the paintings during the day were Judge Winneke, and his son, Mr. Angus Winneke (who is an exhibitor); Mrs. Ellen Gunn, Mrs. Hugh McCubbin, Mrs. G. B. Maltby, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dargie, Miss E. Colquhoun, Mrs. A. Colquhoun, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Colquhoun, Mrs. B. Wishart, Miss S. Jardine, Mr. A. Coleman, Mr. Fraser, Miss Jean Bennie, and others.

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  22. INTERNATIONAL CLUB Tribute to Its Work
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 10 May 1939 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Lady Latham received a warm welcome from the president and members of the International Club of Victoria yesterday, when 375 words
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    INTERNATIONAL CLUB Tribute to Its Work Lady Latham received a warm welcome from the president and members of the International Club of Victoria yesterday, when she presided at the annual meet ing of the club. Speaking of the alms of the club, Lady Latham said that the good will shown toward strangers from other countries by members of the club meant a great deal to those coming to a strange land to live. The club stood for something Important In the life of Melbourne by making the lives of those strangers less lonely, and allowing them the opportunity to meet compatriots or neighbors from over the sea. There was never a time, she continued, when international good will was needed so much as at present, and members of the club should be proud of the work they were doing to make life easier and more companionable for newcomers to Australia, who would thus find it so much easier through that help to become good Australians. Lady Latham was welcomed by the president (Mrs. Herbert Brookes) and the secretary (Mrs. M. R. McMillan), and members of the committee. Mrs. Brookes was re-elected president, and Mrs. G. Swinburne will again act as treasurer for the coming year. Mrs. H. Emmerton was elected an hon. life vice-president, in appreciation for her many services to the club, and other vice-presi dents were Mesdames Arthur Norman, A. W. Foster, Arthur Hordem and I. H. Moss. National vice-presidents elected were Miss Alma Figuerola (Spain), Mrs. E. T. Svensson (Sweden), Mrs. F. L. Mar tin (Switzerland), Mrs. L. Batrouney (Syria) and Mrs. F. Shnukal (U.S.S.R.). The balance sheet showed a credit of £98 In the bank, and It was announced that the bridge group had raised the money to buy heaters for the club rooms. Members of the committee for 1939 are Lady Harrlson Moore, Mesdames J, S. Bacon, G. Bakewell, L. J. Balfour, E. S, A. Bell, C. C. Borhaven, W. Burnett J. S. Campbell, W. H. Fltchett, Mme. Follor, Miss J. Jamisson, Mme. Krizos, Miss V. Leeper, Mesdames Andrew ..

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  23. ART EXHIBITION Suburban Experiment
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 20 July 1939 p 7 Article
    Abstract: A new departure in the holding of art exhibitions has been made by Miss J. P. Carbines, librarian of Hawthorn Municipal Library, in arranging a loan 284 words
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    ART EXHIBITION Suburban Experiment A new departure In the holding of art exhibitions has been made by Miss J. P. Carbines, librarian of Hawthorn Municipal Library, in arranging a loan collection of works by well-known Austra lian painters and sculptors in the lecture room of that building. The pictures are a varied lot, ranging from portraits and landscapes, to flower studies and etchings, with a proportion of woodblock prints In color, which give an added interest to the show. A prominent; exhibitor is Sir John Longstaff, whose painting The Deserted Garden Is evidence of a gift for outdoor subjects not always apparent in the work of the portrait painter. A number of portraits are hung, notably the full-length seated figure of a lady by Miss Bale, and one of Miss Janet Mc-Ewan, by A. D. Colquhoun. Other portrait and figure painters of note represented are Alma Figuerola, Rose Walker. Norah Gurdon and Aileen Dent, who hangs a portrait of Dr. James Booth. Characteristic, landscapes are shown by masters of the art such as Harold Herbert. John Rowell, A. G. Newbury, George Bell, who provides the modern viewpoint, and Harry Harrison. A particularly good thing among the smaller contributions here is Newbury's The Famous Valley. Among other painters of note in the exhibition are Miss Jo Sweatman, Mary Hurry, George Colviile, Dora Wilson, Alfred Dunstan and J. Hennessy. and among the water colorists W. Pestell. Margaret Pestell, the late J. Beament and John Loxton. Etchings are by Victor Cobb, and color prints by A. Jordan. The exhibition, which should prove of Interest both from the popular and cultural standpoints, will remain open till August 5.

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  24. Twenty Painters
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 5 September 1939 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The 21st annual exhibition of the Society of Twenty Melbourne Painters will be opened at the Athenaeum Gallery this afternoon by Lady Scott. 295 words
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    Twenty Painters The 21st annual exhibition of the Society of Twenty Melbourne Painters will be opened at the Athenaeum Gallery this afternoon by Lady Scott. A first impression of the exhibition is somewhat distracting owing to the variety and divergent outlook of the work shown, and closer inspection reveals that in a good many instances the contributors are endeavoring to discard old established principles for new ones, of which they have not altogether grasped the fundamental significance. This Is particularly the case with the portraits, among which a seated figure of a lady, by Sir John Longstalf, seems to strike a note of protest. A Portrait. No. 5, by Miss Bale, while not forceful in technique, Is a sound and natural presentment, and among other works of this type which command attention are Miss Sheila Plows, by Rupert Bunny; Pauline, by H. B. Harrison. and Alma Figuerola, by P. Hurry. Of those portraits conceived on purely modern lines, by W. Prater, one is attracted chiefly to Moira. A sea piece, by this artist gives a sensation of movement, light and space. Among the landscapes, A. E. Newbury takes a leading place, his Farm Yard, Still Waters and Trees by a Pool, being definitely acceptable. John Rowell, Wil liam Rowell and E. Buckmaster are also well represented, and four interesting records of the Seasons at Macedon — Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter — by Arnold Shore, have a special Interest, The Cocktail Bar, by Isabel Tweddle, is reminiscent in a way of Manet, and of five outdoor works by Jo Sweatman, one is drawn to The Farm Yard. A set ol five etchings, by Victor Cobb, are in that artist's best manner; The exhibition closes on September 16,

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  25. VARIETY IN ART 128 Exhibits
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 17 September 1940 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The twenty-second annual show of the Twenty Melbourne Painters will be opened to-day at the Athenaeum, Gallery by Mr. Ivan Menzies. The 378 words
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    VARIETY IN ART 128 Exhibits The twenty-second annual show of the Twenty Melbourne Painters will be opened to-day at the Athenaeum Gallery by Mr. Ivan Menzies. The exhibits, which number 128, reveal a great variety of method and objective, and while an end wall is, as usual, given up to work of a purely modern character, the outlook of the general body of the members is hardly as conservative as it used to be. A high note in lighting is one of the progressive tendencies observable, and this, with a leaning to brilliant color, gives a sensation of brightness to the exhibition. Among the landscapes. Tawny Summer, a glowing, characteristic piece of work, is John Rowell's best contribution. and is, in addition to three outdoor works, of which The Red Road is the most compelling, William Rowell shows a reclining nude study which has some fine qualities of form and color. H. B. Harrison is well represented, chiefly by his Cheviot Hills, and A Gippsland Gully. A portrait of a lady is sound In the fundamentals, but somewhat tight in execution. A large work of George Colville touches on present world conditions. and appeals chiefly from that point of view. His smaller work, Gnarled, has good painter qualities. Rupert Bunny's most important exhibit is Mahomet's Paradise, a richly conceived design in movement and Oriental color. In portraiture, one of the best things shown is No. 7, by Miss A. M. E. Bale, who also hangs an able flower study (No. 8). The water colors by Victor Cobb, notably The Fallen Cypress, show an advance on anything he has yet done in this medium, and there is to be found in the six exhibits by E. Kimpton a definitely progressive movement. Alma Figuerola shows among other things a brilliant flower study — Japonica. Among the more purely modern works which arrest attention are the large figures subject, Warm Out of Doors, by W. Frater; Landscapes (No. 100 and 102), by Arnold Shore, and Portrait (No. 112), by Isabel Tweddle.

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  26. HAWTHORN ART EXHIBITION
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 23 October 1940 p 11 Article
    Abstract: The second annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture at the Hawthorn municipal library was opened yesterday evening. The exhibits, 292 words
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    HAWTHORN ART EXHIBITION The second, annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture at the Hawthorn municipal library was opened yesterday evening. The exhibits, which number about 100, include paintings in oils and water colors, etchings and sculpture, a considerable proportion being works by modern artists. Portraiture is well represented. Notable exhibitors in this section are Max Meldrum, Amalie Colquhoun, James Quinn, W. A. Dargie and Charles Wheeler. There is also a dramatic Son of Mexico, by Colin Colahan, now in England, and a sympathetic portrait of a Lady, by the late Leslie Wilkie. A notable landscape is Rose Hill Farm, by A. E. Newbury, and among other good outdoor subjects are Neighboring Trees, by John Rowell;,The Thames at Low Tide, by A. D. Colquhoun, and a characteristic Grey Morning, Trawool, by J. Buckmaster. In The Village, by Alma Figuerola, a modern tendency is to be noted, but the color and sense of light is good. A small outdoor work worth considering is Hill top Church, by Lorna Grover. Numerous water colors are hung, a prominent exhibitor being Harold Herbert. Among other works in this medium are The Village Smith of Yackandandah, by the late Carlyle Jackson; Spring at King's Cross, by Margaret Pestel, and The Team, by A. Bernaldo. Flower paintings are a feature of the exhibition, prominent contributors being John Farmer, George Bell, Isabel Tweddle, Violet Mclnnes and Murray Griffin. A number of pieces of sculpture are by Ola Cohn; there are articles in bronze, by Chas. F. Oliver, and a varied set of etchings is the work of Victor Cobb. The exhibition, which is under the management of the librarian, Mrs. Carbines, will remain open till further notice.

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  27. Art Exhibition Opened
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 22 April 1941 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The fourth annual exhibition of the Australian Academy of Art was opened yesterday afternoon at the Athenæum Gallery by the director of 272 words
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    Art Exhibition Opened The fourth annual exhibition of the Australian Academy of Art was opened yesterday afternoon at the Athenaeum Gallery by the director of 'the National Gallery of Victoria (Mr. J. S. McDonald). Mr. McDonald, who was introduced by Sir John Longstaff, spoke of the history of the Australian Academy from its inception four years ago. He said It had met with much opposition and scepticism, but to-day it probably comprised the foremost gathering of artistic talent in Australia. He paid a tribute to the support given by the doyen of Australian art, Sir John Longstaff, who was the president of the academy. Mr. McDonald was accompanied by Mrs. McDonald, who was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Mrs. E. Smart. Noticed among those present were members of the council of the academy, including Mr. William Rowely, whose self-portrait was in cluded in the exhibition, and Mr. W. Leslie Bowles, whose plaster model of the equestrian statue designed as a memorial to the late Sir John Monash was a prominent exhibit. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. H. Septimus Power. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Colquhuon, Miss Christine de Gruchy, Miss Alma Figuerola, Mr. James Quinn, Mr. and Mrs. W. Dargle, Mrs. Ian Macfarlan, Mrs. James Tait, Mrs. Murray Griffin, Mrs. Harper Bell, Mrs. R. Fairbairn, Mrs. P. Phillips, Mrs. K. Plttendrlgh, Miss Jean Campbell, Mrs. Massey Burnslde. Mrs. L. Bryans, Miss Clothilde Atyeo, Mr. John A. Gardner, Mrs. A. E. Richardson. Misses Guelda and Mollie Pyke, Miss Olive Thompson, Mrs. V. Blogg, Mrs. R. D. Elliott, Mrs. A, A. Nicolades, Mrs. E. Pyke, Mrs. A. Murchison (Sydney).

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  28. EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS Varied Group
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 3 June 1941 p 9 Article
    Abstract: An exhibition of paintings at the Velasquez. Gallery is described as by "a group of representational painters." The exhibition will be opened 303 words
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    ... Among many more good works can be selected a landscape of Studley Park, by Alma Figuerola; ...

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  29. Art Exhibition Opened
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 24 September 1941 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Four members of the Red Cross Emergency Service, in their beige uniforms and caps and red cardigans, were on duty yesterday at the 135 words
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    Art Exhibition Opened.
    Four members of the Red Cross Emergency Service, in their beige uniforms and caps and red cardigans, were on duty yesterday at the Athenaeum gallery, and made a collection for the Red Cross Society when afternoon tea was served. The occasion was the annual exhibition of the Society of Twenty Melbourne Painters, which was opened by Mr. J. Howlett Ross. Among the members of the society present were Sir John Longstaff, Miss Jo Sweatman, Mrs. J. T. Tweddle, Miss P. Hurry (Mrs. Farmer), Miss A. Figuerola. Miss E. Downing, Messrs. J. S. Anderson, V. Cobb. G. Colvllle, A. Gallagher, E. Kimpton, R. McCann, J. Rowell, W. Rowell and P. Watson.

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  30. Art Exhibition at Heidelberg
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 22 November 1941 p 8 Article
    Abstract: At the town hall, Ivanhoe, on Monday afternoon Mr. J. D. G. Medley will open the Heidelbery centenary art exhibition. There are in this 233 words
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    Art Exhibition at Heidelberg At the town hall, Ivanhoe, on Monday afternoon Mr. J. D. G. Medley will open the Heidelberg centenary art exhibition. There are in this show a few exceptionally good things and a few really bad, with a large proportion of mediocre work.The bad ranges from 'a "modernism" which seems to disdain technique or to attempt the undepictable to the equally undesirable "potboiler," which without real knowledge attempts to make a plausible picture. The good work is well exemplified by Max Meldrum's landscape of Olinda, which is a fine bit of sparkling realism. John Farmer's excellent still life portrays light and air as well as white camellias. A sketch portrait by W. Hayward Veal is quite complete in the stage at which the artist left it, and is one of the best portraits in the show. Alma Figuerola, Aileen Dent, P. Hurry and Violet Mclnnes all show good portrait work. James Quinn, Jo Sweatman and Ernest Buckmaster show typical paint ings. A landscape by R. Fricke, The Bush Cottage, is one of the most attractive and natural landscapes shown. The wet road and pools of water in the foreground are very well painted. Some good water colors are included in the exhibition. Victor Cobb, E. L. Frazer, C. C. McNamara and John S. Loxton are outstanding in this section.

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  31. 20 MELBOURNE PAINTERS
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 16 September 1942 p 5 Article
    Abstract: When he opened the 24th annual exhibition of twenty Melbourne painters at the Athenasum Art Gallery yesterday afternoon, Mr J. S. 163 words
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    20 MELBOURNE PAINTERS
    When he opened the 24th annual exhibition of twenty Melbourne painters at the Athenaeum Art Gallery yesterday afternoon, Mr J. S. MacDonald said it was most encouraging in these days of "black iron" circumstances to see such work done and so many arrive to see it. He also urged artists who exhibited yesterday to spread by word their own views about their own art, because of late everyone proclaimed to know more about art than the artist himself. Those present at tho opening included many of the exhibitors Misses A. M. E. Bale, E. Downing, A. Figuerola, P. Hurry, and Jo Sweatman and Mrs J. T. Tweddle, Messrs J. A. Anderson, E. Buckmaster, Victor Cobb, Geo Colville, W. Frater, John Hennessy, E. Kimplon, John Rowell, W. Rowell. Also present were Mrs A. E. V. Richardson, Mrs S. Balllleu Myer, Miss Chrlsma Wahlers, Sir Walter Leitch, and Mr and Mrs W. B. Apperly.

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  32. SHOW OF PRESENT-DAY AUSTRALIAN ART
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 13 February 1945 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Sponsored by the Herald, an exhibition pf Australian present-day art will be opened by Mr Sydney Ure-Smith in the Lower Town Hall 789 words
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    ALMA FIGUEROLA Dr John Dale will open an exhibition of paintings of Alma Figuerola at the Atheneeum Gallery at 3.30pm today. The artist, whose work suggests the training and influence of Max Meldrum, with an occasional concession to more colour than that master usually allows, is revealed at her best in her more modest exhibits, notably, Nos 43, "The Pool, Cowes"; 46, "Autumn Rain"; and 54, "Shadows on the Road," all of which show a careful adherence to the truth of tone values. When the painter essays a more ambitious task, however (as in the case of her portraits), a fundamental weakness of drawing and observation makes itself apparent, and the result is infinitely less successful. Closing date is February 24.

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  33. Art Exhibitions GEORGES' GALLERY
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 13 February 1945 p 4 Article
    Abstract: North Queensland paintings by Noel Wood, Valerie and Yvonne Cohen and Charles Martin make together an attractive show of 362 words
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    The. Athenaeum. Alma Figuerola exhibits portraits, landscapes and still life to the number of 76 all told. She is a steadfast follower of Mr. Meldrum; indeed, he looms, or his influence does, in her work so largely that not a great deal of Miss Figuerola is to be seen. Her painting has all the signs of conscientiousness and sincerity, but the insistent domination is one that will not be denied. The show will close at noon on February 24.

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  34. ART SHOW OPEN THIS AFTERNOON
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 17 February 1945 p 4 Article
    Abstract: To enable people unable to attend during the week because of working hours, the exhibition of paintings by Alma Figuerola at the Athenæum 48 words
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    ART SHOW OPEN THIS AFTERNOON.
    To enable people unable to attend during the week because of working hours, the exhibition of paintings by Alma Figuerola at the Atheneum Gallery will remain open this afternoon until 5 o'clock. Closing date for the exhibition is February 24 at noon

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  35. The Life of Melbournes AMERICAN SETTLERS.... FAREWELL.... FILM PREVIEW
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 14 April 1949 p 8 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: AMERICAN women settled in Melbourne have "pooled" favourite addresses of where to shop, and other special services obtainable in Melbourne,, for the ... 810 words
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    MANY friends of Mr J. McEwen Duncan, a judge at dog shows for more than 50 years, were guests of Miss Alma Figuerola last night in the studio of her Kew home. Miss Figuerola had on display a landscape painting of Provence, sent by Colin Colahan from London.

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  36. 20 Melbourne painters are on show
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 20 September 1949 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Because of limited hanging space available, the 31st annual exhibition by Twenty Melbourne Painters, to be opened today at 308 words
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    20 Melbourne painters are on show Because of limited hanging space available, the 31st annual exhibition by Twenty Melbourne Painters, to be opened today at the Sedon Galleries, is much smaller than usuaL As the larger Athenreum Gallery, where the society generally exhibits, was not available, a limit of two exhibits for each member had to be imposed. The quality of the exhibits Is, on the whole, well up to the society's high standard. Most of the exhibits are in traditional styles, but a few are in modern fashions rarely seen in the Sedon Galleries, where abstract art and the like receive no encouragement. Brilliant landscape. Among the outstanding works are: A brilliantly painted land-scape in morning sunlight, "Frost in May," by John Rowell; portraits by William Dargie and William Frater; an interior by Max Meldrum; and a radiant little landscape, "Autumn at Sassafras," by George Colville. There are some charming flower and still-life paintings by John Farmer, Sybil Craig, P. Hurry, and Max Meldrum; and other excellent works by James Quinn. John Munro, and the late Alfred Coleman. Women painters are well represented in landscapes by Jo Sweatman, landscape and still life study by Miss A. M. E. Bale, and other works by Elizabeth Colquhoun and Alma Figuerola. The exhibition is to be opened at 3pm by Mr J. S. MacDon ald.-F.F.

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  37. C.W.A.'s DISTINGUISHED GUEST Countess Albermarle tours Gippsland VICTORIAN DIARY
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 13 March 1951 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE Countess of Albemarle yesterday toured Gippsland with Mrs. G. O. Dorward, 575 words
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    Alma Figuerola, well known Melbourne artist, whose exhibition of oil paintings at Georges' Gallery will be opened today by Professor W. E. Agar. Closing date for exhibition is Thursday, March 22.

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  38. Art Notes Murray Griffin Show Impresses
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 14 March 1951 p 8 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Murray Griffin's exhibition of oil paintings now on view at the Stanley Coe Gallery must be counted one of the most important displays of the art sea ... 385 words
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    Alma Figuerola. As opposed to the foregoing subjective approach to problems of depiction are the objective records of Alma Figuerola, at Georges Gallery, and a display of small paintings and sketches by Bertram Bryning at the Park Gallery. Visual reality as propounded and demonstrated by Mr. Max Meldrum is the province which both artists have chosen to explore. Such an exercise is strictly impersonal and scientific in theory and application. Miss Figuerola's landscape sketches, in which the planes are stated in suave recession, are tonally accurate. However, as they are left in a very early stage of development, sea, rocks, land and sky are of much the same texture. Working in the studio, where constant conditions of light have permitted protracted effort, painting which is more satisfying has been accomplished. Textures have been subtly realised in Iris, while the thoughtful Still Life is a controlled unity, expressing poetically the beauty of light, shade and atmosphere. Closing date at all galleries will be March 22.

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  39. Readers' Viewpoint What will a new referendum cost us?
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 17 March 1951 p 2 Article
    Abstract: THE article in "The Argus" of March 14 aptly and correctly describes the 309 words
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    Criticism
    NO artist should object, to informed criticism, but Arnold Shore, in his review of my exhibition of paintings at Georges Gallery, is wrong in fact. He debits me with failing to achieve rotundity in a flower vase which was, in fact, not rotund, but flat-sided. A more serious statement was that I paint with half-closed eyes - but this is equally untrue. I have perfect color vision and do not even wear glasses. Arnold Shore has never even been to my studios and seen me at work. Why is it that when we had artists of the calibre of Sir Arthur Streeton, Blamire Young, and Alex Colquhoun, serious painters received just criticism - and praise where it was due, myself included? I hope that the public will go to this exhibition and judge for themselves.-ALMA FIGUEROLA (Kew).

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  40. Tree Lovers and Enemies
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 4 September 1952 p 2 Article
    Abstract: ROBIN BOYD, DIRECTOR, "The Age" Small Homes Service, is to be commended for his 96 words
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    Tree Lovers and Enemies
    ROBIN BOYD, DIRECTOR, "The Age" Small Homes Service, is to be commended for his timely article— This Cult of Rawness (1/9) a copy of which should be sent to all municipal and country councils for their instruction. Yet another aspect might have been stressed the value of trees from a scientific standpoint. Trees supply oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. They are therefore a necessity to the health of a community — even to those persons who only use their eyes to prevent themselves knocking into things !
    ALMA FIGUEROLA (Kew) .

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  41. Archibald entry in show
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 16 September 1953 p 8 Article
    Abstract: A PORTRAIT of Professor E. S. Hills, which is exhibited at the 35th 172 words
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    Archibald entry in show
    A PORTRAIT of Professor E. S. Hills, which is exhibited at the 35th annual exhibition of Twenty Melbourne. Painters at the Athenaeum Gallery will be entered for the Archibald Memorial Prize. The artist, Miss Alma Figuerola, said this at the opening of the exhibition yesterday. Professor Hills, who is Professor of Geology and Mineralogy in the University of Melbourne, has gone abroad at the invitation of Unesco to reorganise the Fuad Research Institute in Cairo. He is now in Paris being briefed on requirements. Miss Figuerola has three other pictures in the exhibition.

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  42. Leason portraits must stay here
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 18 May 1955 p 4 Article
    Abstract: CONGRATULATIONS to The Argus and Allan Dawes for yesterday's forthright article on the Percy Leason paintings of the last Victorian aborigines. 135 words
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    Leason portraits must stay here CONGRATULATIONS to The Argus and Allan Dawes for yesterday's forthright article on the Percy Leason paintings of the last Victorian aborigines. I saw the Leason collection many years ago at the Athenaeum and was completely captivated by them. I thought then that the nation should acquire the paintings. They are historical documents as well as works of art. Could not the Art Advisory Board reconsider its decision not to buy the paintings? If the board stands firm, I think a public subscription should be taken up. ALMA FIGUEROLA, 7 Barry street, Kew.

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  43. In Victoria This Week Government To Keep Control Over Parks Development
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Tuesday 16 January 1962 p 2 Article
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    Probably is was only to be expected. The plan for a new nine-hole golf course at Yarra Bend has aroused a protest. Artist Miss Alma Figuerola, organiser of a protest petition says that the land is used "so much" by many people from Collingwood and Richmond as a park. The Yarra Bend National Park Trust proposes the golf course to clean up the land, which, it says, is an unsightly mess of rubbish and blackberries, and is frequented by undesirables. It seems to be part of the Melbourne way of life to protest.

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  44. LIFE STYLE ART | TV- ARTS- ENTERTAINMENT Exciting showing from private collections | PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: Australian Paintings 1830-1930, Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm, till November 3.
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 24 September 1981 p 23 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: AN EXCITING feature of an exhibition drawn entirely from the private collections.of members of the National Trust 589 words
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    After our recent overexposure with the promotion of Clarice Beckett, another Meldrumite painter at the exhibition, Alma Figuerola. with her 'Kew on a Foggy Morning' (No 30) must now surely be tipped as being in urgent need of rediscovery.

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  45. PERSONAL
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Monday 12 August 1935 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: A MESSAGE received today by the Queensland Government Tourist Bureau in Melbourne stales that Lord and Lady Huntingfield and party spent 869 words
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    MiSS ALMA FIGUEROLA, of Studley Park, Kew, has been made an Associate of the Twenty Melbourne Painters. M i s s Figuerola is a member of the Max Meldrum school, and is one of the leaders of that group still in Melbourne. She is well known for her work in oils as a landscape, still life, and portrait painter, and has taken part in many exhibitions by Max Meldrum and his associates. The Twenty Melbourne Painters is a society which includes some of Melbourne's most prominent artists.

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