Andrew Baines, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Andrew Baines

Australian artist

Date of Birth: 17-Jun-1962

Place of Birth: Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Profession: painter, film director, film producer

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Andrew Baines

  • Andrew Baines (born 17 June 1962) is a notable Australian "quasi-surrealist painter and installation artist," best known for his paintings of politicians in exposed positions and bowler-hatted office workers.
  • He is regarded as "one of the most recognisable and collectable of Australia's contemporary artists."Since 2005, he has put Alexander Downer in a red door on the beach; Natasha Stott Despoja, Steven Marshall and Kirsten Alexander, mayor of the City of Charles Sturt in full mayoral gown and gold chains, in the sea, drinking tea; two dozen leaders of various faiths holding hands along the water's edge, including both the Anglican and Catholic Archbishops; arranged for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra to play a symphony in the sea; put a herd of cows in the Indian ocean; stood Malcolm Turnbull and over 100 suited volunteers holding umbrellas aloft in the dawn surf at Bondi Beach, then replicated this with Colin Barnett and suited volunteers at Cottesloe beach; seated twelve suited volunteers on toilets reading papers along the water's edge, including Australian politician and former Ambassador to Italy, Amanda Vanstone; and provided brightly coloured sheep to the SA branch of the United Nations Association of Australia "to mark the International Year of Family Farming."

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