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Original Bruce Arthur Tapestry - Now In 15 June, 2013

Original Bruce Arthur Tapestry - Now InOriginal Bruce Arthur Tapestry - Now InOriginal Bruce Arthur Tapestry - Now InOriginal Bruce Arthur Tapestry - Now In

  

Bruce Arthur -  Tapestry  ‘Ullysse Timana’ (Brudea Studio)

 

 

 

Dunk Island is home to a small community of artists who live, work and showcase their work on a property on the southern side of the island.

 

The Colony was established in 1974 by former Olympic wrestler turned tapestry maker Bruce Arthur, and continued to operate after his death in 1998, until Cyclone Larry damaged much of the colony.

 

Like Mason in the film, Arthur chose Dunk as his personal paradise and built himself a mud-brick home. One visiting painter describes how ‘even in his late 70s, Arthur would have wild parties ... People would come from all over the place to meet this man and he would entertain them for days

 

Although he died in 1989, the spirit and work of the commune lives on, carefully nurtured by Susie Kirk, artist-in-residence and guardian of this particular Arthurian legend.

 

Photos by Rennie Ellis, via State Library of Vic


 

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