Liz McKay

Sydney-based Liz McKay is a young figurative artist whose vibrant works draw their essence from "smoky bars, sultry jazz singers, romantic couples and European cafes." Her work is about love, seduction, music and Casablanca-style cool. "Painting is my eternal search to find something of beauty, an expression, a face, a smile. The figures in my works convey intriguing expressions and the interaction between the painted …

Amanda Gilligan

Sydney-based photographer Amanda Gilligan takes brilliant live shots that make you feel as though you're in the front row, being drowned in a bucket of sweat and copping a backful of shoves from the frenetic crowd behind—as these shots of Brisbane band The Grates and, um, Fiest's legs attest. Of her work she says: "When I'm old and deaf from standing next to speakers for …

Fleur Childs

Young Australian artist Fleur Childs was "staying at Arugam Bay, a remote beach community on the east coast of Sri Lanka, when the Indian ocean tsunami struck. With the works that make up Boxing Day, Childs relives and reimagines her experience of riding the wave that killed over 200,000 people." Childs is a graduate of the College of Fine Arts. Her exhibition, "Boxing Day," is …