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On one side, three large paintings by
Perth-born artist Anthony Muia feature
downcast figures in mottled pastel tones.
"Not everyone likes them as they're troubled
sorts of characters," says the owner. "But I
love this lyrical quality about them. And the
colours are superb."
ey hang in contrast to works on the
opposite wall, which include drawings by
Charles Blackman and paintings by Margaret
Olley. "We didn't buy these paintings for
these particular spaces," says the owner.
"But somehow they have fallen into place."
Another modified feature is a wall
between the kitchen and living area, a
change from the original, open-plan design.
"One essential criterion for me is that the
kitchen is never on show," laughs the owner.
" e disasters that I concoct are for me to
see and nobody else."
e altered wall also provides a home for a
striking gilt-framed mirror and an abstract
painting by celebrated Utopian artist Gloria
Petyarre. " is piece reflects body markings,
so there's a lot of repetition and dynamism,"
says the owner. "I found that in another
apartment, this work did not read correctly.
However, here it sits well."
To position so much artwork in this
apartment is no easy feat, and perhaps the
greatest achievement of this interior is that
you don't feel visually swamped by the
volume of works on display. Even so, a large
portion of the owner's collection remains
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