Richard R Cornish (b. 1942) AESTC National Art School, Australia 1967. Dip Ed. ITATE Sydney 1989. MA Art History Flinders University SA 1983.He is a rare creative talent in the Australian art world as he is both art theoretician and practitioner. Richard is an Australian multicultural artist, writer, poet, teacher, left wing political activist and art theorist. He has won many prizes for his art and draughtsmanship and was a top student at the National Art School. His art works span the period from 1955 until today showing the influence of modernism, Mexican social realism and Asian multiculturalism. The artwork and writing exhibits radical, militant and human responses to the main themes of our time such as protest at the Vietnam War, the emergence of women's liberation, questions of social injustice, economic crisis and ecology.