The Argus 7 July 1946
Vic O’Connor, with friends and fellow artists Noel Counihan and Yosl Bergner first exhibited under the title ‘Three Realist Artists’ in 1946. The banner distinguished them from other contemporary art movements such as surrealism and abstract expressionism. Other artists who were part of the Melbourne realist group were Vic’s first wife Ailsa O’Connor, James Wigley, Peter Miller, David Armfield and Mary Hammond among others. In 1964 nineteen artists exhibited as ‘The Realist Group’ at the Victorian Artists Society.
Artists who exhibited together in August 1964 as 'The Realist Group' :
Vic O'Connor Images and articles
Ailsa O'Connor Book 'Unfinished work'
Ken Scarlett Article
George Luke Article