IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: JUSTINE KONG SING IN THE AGNSW – TAASA Review September 2019
Denise Mimmocchi I n an era when artistic triumphs took the form of large scale works, Justine Kong Sing (1868 1960) decided to become a miniature painter.
Kong Sing gained notable repute as a watercolour miniaturist during her lifetime, both in Australia where she began exhibiting in 1905, and in England and Spain where she lived between 1911 and 1938, before returning to Sydney by 1939. While Kong Sing pursued an active artistic career, at the time of writing this article there are few examples of Kong Sing’s work available to review.
A handful are held in state collections, while others are known anecdotally or through reproduction...