“The Australia Mural” by David Hart was officially accepted at Queensland Parliament. It depicts the arrival of the First Fleet and colonisation of Australia. It recognises the take over and clearing of tribal land for the introduced livestock and the impact it had on the traditional owners of this land, causing hardships and displacement. The flowers represent new life, reconciliation and hope for the future of our nation and its people.
David and Christine Hart have recently returned from the very successful Lord Mayor Delegation Mission where they visited five different cities: Taipei & Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Kobe (Japan), Daejeon (Korea), and Hong Kong. The Lord Mayor worked hard to create business opportunities for Brisbane and the sister cities.
The trick, says David Hart is tofind an artist in early to mid-career, buy a big piece synonymous with them and keep it for 10 to 15 years. He followed his own advice and bought his father’s paintings, his father being Pro, a man who knew his way around an easel.”Dad would have given me anything I wanbted but I always paid for everything. I’d say to Dad, I’m interested in this. I don’t want any special deals. Whatever you’d sell that to a dealer for, I’ll pay you the same’.
LITTLE Harry Hart, grandson of Aussie art great Pro Hart, lived every boy’s dream when he got to make a mess with stacks of food.
Harry Hart (above and below) follows in the footsteps of his dad, David, and his famous grandfather, Pro Hart.
SQUIRTING sauce, swimming in spaghetti and jumping on jelly.
Twenty years ago well known Artist & Australian Icon Pro Hart used his unique artistic flair to cover Stainmaster carpet with spaghetti & cake to form the famous “Dragonfly” that Pro Hart was best known for. This carpet commercial was rated in the top 25 best commercials of all time & will be remembered for generations to come.
She’s only 14, but Chloe Hart’s tender age hasn’t stopped her from hosting her first art exhibition – or dettered people from lining upto commission her paintings. Her success, however, comes has no surprise to her family. After all, she is the third generation of Harts to make a splash in the art world. And David, her proud painter father, says the family patriarch, Pro would be beaming had he lived to see her success.