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John Alexander "Jack" WILKINS Obituary
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April 21, 2017
Sincere sympathy to Dianne and the members of the Wilkins family Another family link now reunited with others in a better place.
Patricia Riordan (Kelly)
April 19, 2017
Jack's death is a deeply sad occasion. It marks the passing of a warm and wonderful man and a uniquely inventive artist and teacher.

Jack was one of a handful pioneering figures who in the early 1970s challenged the existing conventions about photographic art in Australiaphotographic galleries were all but non-existent at that time.

How proud we all were when Jack's work was included, along with John Cato, Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski, Mark Strizic, and Peter Medlen, in National Gallery of Victoria's Frontiers exhibition in 1973. This audacious show of abstract photographythe first of its type in Australian historywas also exhibited in Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Jackthe last survivor of this group of ground-breaking photographersinspired many others in the subsequent decades and right up until his death. His artistic legacy will continue to animate future generations.

Above all, Jack's constant and restless visual curiosity was based on an understanding that all serious artistic work is the cognition of life.
April 18, 2017
Dear Jack

You, more than most,
reached the stars on your creative journey and inspiredand encouraged so many. We are all searching forpurpose in our lives and you are like a lighthouse on thedark desolate highway. Beaming your creative energy intothe world and giving us a glimpse of what is needed to
create a good and worthwhile life. You are a legend Jack: Ihonour and love everyone of those precious minutes we
spent together and though oceans and universes separateus, I always have and always will, feel a great warmth andjoy as you and your images appear in my mind.

Always love you
Soc
April 19, 2017
WILKINS John Alexander 'Jack'. Passed away peacefully at Warrnambool Base Hospital on April 16, 2017. Aged 71 years Dearly loved partner of Param. Loved father of Jed and Carly, brother of Dianne and former partner of Marjorie.