Class of 1955 East Sydney Tech6th Mar - 6 Apr 2013 | Stanley Street Gallery

Class of 1955 East Sydney Tech

6th Mar – 6 Apr 2013

A group of friends with a passion for Art are reunited for this exhibition

Class of 1955

Class of 1955

Class of 1955 East Sydney Tech
James Barker, Ron Feast, Robin Lawrence, Wendy Learmonth, Paul Milton, Barbara Romalis, Diane Veil Browne, Georgina Worth

James Barker

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James Barker Biography


Ron Feast

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Ron Feast Biography

Robin Lawrence

Born 1935 Sydney Australia: currently lives and works in Glebe, Sydney, NSW

1950-55 Studied at the National Art School, Sydney (Teachers: Godfrey Miller, Ralph Balso,

Jean Appleton and James Cook)

1958 Moved to London studying at St Martin's School of Art

1959 Attended Oskar Kokoschka's Summer School in Salzburg, Austria

1959-63 Living and painting in Florence, Italy

1963-64 Living in Auckland, New Zealand painting full time

1965 Moved to New York City

1967-86 Head of the Art Dept, Rudolf Steiner School, NYC, NY

1986 Returned and resettled in Sydney

1997 Established the annual Glebe Art Prize


Solo Exhibitions


2012 Paintings, Stanley Street Gallery, Stanley St, Darlinghurst

2008 “Studio Paintings” Depot Gallery, Danks St, Sydney

2006 “In and Out” James Harvey Gallery, Clovelly, Sydney

2003 Paintings, James Harvey Gallery, Clovelly, Sydney

2001 Paintings, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1999 Paintings, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1997 “Painting Class”, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1995 “The Prescence of Objects” James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1993 “Back of Vision”, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1991 “Angles and Light” James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

Paintings, Burnie Street Gallery, Clovelly Sydney

1976 Watercolours on fabric, Surroundings Gallery, New York City


Selected Group Exhibitions


2007 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coff's Harbur Regional Gallery, NSW

2005 Portia Geach Protrait Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2003 Fishers Ghost Prize, Campelltown City Bicentennial Art Galley

2002 “Pocketsized”, James Harvey Gallery, Clovelly, Sydney

2000 The Archibald Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1999 Camden Prize, Camden, NSW

1998 “Smalls”, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1997 “Three Wise Women” Southern Highlands Regional Gallery, Moss Vale, NSW

1996 Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1995 Mary Mckillip Memorial Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

“Figure It Out”, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1994 Salon Des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

“A Joy Forever”, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

“Trimmings”, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1993 “Simple Pleasures”, James Harvey Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

1992 Portia Geach Portrait Prize, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Barbara Romalis

Most of Barbara’s works were displayed in her own gallery in Wedderburn and The Priory at Bingie.  The exhibitions total 51 events since the first one on the day of the JFK assassination.

She started teaching at her studios in Wedderburn and holding annual shows with invited artists from all over Australia.   The works were mostly in the craft/art field although there were several exhibiton for painters as well.

“I was lucky as a student in that I was able to complete several night courses at East Sydney Tech.  they included hotel and restaurant cookery for the trade chefs, and work in the pottery and the llife modelling school.  After my marriage to Nick and the move to Wedderburn I undertook Master classes in Jewellery making, Pottery and Printmaking.

I showed my work in the exhibitions at Wedderburn but also had one man shows at the Australian Museum in Sydney with my Insects and Cockatoos, and won the best display award at the first Craft show at the Sydney showground and also at the Crafts Council show at Centrepoint.  I showed work in regional galleries in Bathurst and Orange and Young.

I was artist in residence in the hotel gallery at Yulara at Uluru three times, working over a monthly period.

My main interests are in clay, metal, glass, textile and paint.  I move between these media in a large studio sometimes incorporating  more than one in the works and revel in the creation of pieces that come into my mind.

I was awarded an Order of Australia for my work with the building of Campbelltown Gallery and the gift of land to five artists in Wedderburn.

Diane Veil Browne


Graduated 1955 East Sydney Technical college

1959 – Group Show with Barry Stern Gallery – Kings Cross

Held private lessons occasionally 1957-1964

1972 – One man show Roseville Gallery

2002-2007 Lived outside Maclean (Ashby) on the North Coast – painted the Yamba’s beaches

Now living on the Gold Coast QLD and writing poetry




The stars, alive in drifts like scattered glass,

White-cold, spray out against the onyx black

In a gust of wind pushing them aside,

Tracking a silver path, fountaining

and  corruscating, making a rippling among them

like silk; seemly as seaspray, cast

upon black rock; seductive as geometric

snow, its flates as inimitable

as galaxies beyond and far and far;

as far as little goats’ eyes, sunflowers yellow,

see impossibles and foolish wishes.

The colt from old regret has got away

To freedom


Diane Veil (Browne)



Fragments of September shatter light

Scintillating and winking, shining on water,

filled with the flash and brilliance

of trillions and miniscule stars.

The farmer looked at the closed-in pig

And his eyes grew fat with greed,

for the money he would get

from its hopelessness.

A host of daffodil angels looked on and smiled

though the pig couldn’t see.

They await him gently.

The stars fly heavenward where

all creatures ascend. The angels’ kiss is like

butterflies kiss flowers, and God laughs


2013 Diane Veil (Browne)

Paul Milton

Paul Milton is a graduate of the National Art school with a Diploma in Painting. He taught in secondary schools as a Visual Arts teacher before being appointed as a statewide Visual Arts consultant, later Visual Arts Inspector for the Department of School Education and finally NSW Creative Arts Inspector for the Board of Studies. During this time he played a major role in statewide curriculum development and the support and promotion of excellence in teaching in the Visual Arts, as well as the promotion of Music, Drama and Dance education in NSW schools.

Paul has written a Visual Arts resource book entitled “Art Folios” published by Heineman; prepared and presented twelve ABC television programs - ‘Art for Schools’, and was executive officer for the “Study of Education and the Arts” - a joint national study by the Australia Council and Schools Commission.

He organised and mounted the first exhibitions of artworks submitted by students as part of their HSC (now ArtExpress).

He exhibited his own work in group exhibitions in Sydney before moving to Bellingen on the NSW Mid North Coast where he continues to draw and paint and exhibit his work in local galleries.

Georgina Worth

Georgina Worth was born in Sydney in 1933.  She trained at East Sydney Technical College, gaining her Painting Diploma, with distinction, in 1955.  During her school years she ahd been one of Desiderius Orban’s youngest pupils in his art classes at Circular Quay, and she ixhibited early in her career – in group shows at the Clune Gallery, Society of Artists and Macquarie Galleries, 1955-1956.


After teaching in secondary schools for three years Worth departed for Europe, living mainly in London but also travelling through Italy for tw months.  While she was in London she met Lloyd Rees, and he would later open her first solo show at the Stables Gallery, Sydney in 1963.  Her wok during these years involved mainly ink and wash, which she enjoyed for it’s tonal qualities.  She earned several graphic art prizes, including the ampbelltown Prize in 1971, 1973 and 1975.


In due course Worth began to explore the realm of colour and the rich possibilities of oil pigments.  She gained awards for painting in the Drummoyne Art Exhibition, the Royal Easter Show and the Campbelltown, Camden, Lismore and Dubbo competitions and in 1984 Lloyd Tees purchased her prize-winning painting in the Lane Cover Art Competition and donated it to Orange Regional Gallery.

Worth returned briefly to Europe, visiting Paris and Amsterdam, and was able to experience first-hand the painting of Bonnard, Van Gogh, Vuillard and Matisse.  The subject of the interior, so much loved by the “Intimists”, continues to intrigue her – especially with its ‘inside/outside’ concept of space.

Worth has continued per part-time teaching n various TAFE colleges and also holds occasional summer schools at the Workshop Arts Centre in Sydney.  Since her first exhibition in 1963 she has held other individual show in Wedderburn, Wollongong, Orange, Queanbeyan, Rosedale, Sydney and Canberra.  She had one-persona exhibitions at Painters Gallery, Sydney in 1983, 1985 and 1991.

The artist is represented in the collections of the Mitchell Library, Artbank, regional and municipal collections in Camden, Lismore, Dubbo and Orange and in private collections in the United States, Britain, Malaysia and Australia.

In 2002 Worth began exhibiting again at the Artarmon Galleries in group shows.  In 2005 with David Collins and 2009 with Karen Oom and Betty Rooney.