Saturday, January 21, 2017

Unknowing the Real

At the moment I have an exhibition of my work at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, titled UNKNOWING THE REAL, and the other day I gave a floor talk about the work in the show. My partner, Deborah Klein, took these shots on the night, which is now a nice memory to keep. One thing I liked was that the work was spotlit, which is different to many exhibitions where the room is essentially of a more uniform light. It was a small but intimate crowd, but their attention and interest was something I greatly appreciated.

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Introducing the exhibition, and a work comprising seven balsa wood models

 Missing (left) and Another View


 Looking at a set of small works

 Easel Picture and a viewer

 Untitled #104 or, me and my shadow

 Threshold (left)  Untitled #104


Towards the end of the floor talk

 Overview of the exhibition

 Acting director, Murray Bowes, introducing me.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Len Fox Painting Award 2016

The Len FoxPainting Award 2016 at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum has now come to an end, and Deborah and I finally found some time to see the exhibition. Prue Flint won the art prize with her work titled Wash. The shots below will give you a good example of the selected works. My work is called City Lights and the Moon, based on a view of distant Melbourne as one descends the Pentland Hills by car.

It was a refreshing visit to the gallery because the walls have been repainted and there's been a rehang of the collection, which is fantastic. I've seen paintings that were unknown to me before as well as some of my old favourites which are on display again, so you could say the gallery is looking superb.

Photo credits - Tim Gresham top image. Deborah Klein other images.

City Lights and the Moon, 2016, oil on canvas, 71.25 x 91.75 cm

Standing under my painting. The one below is titled  Bluff and Moon, Barwon Heads by Mark Fox,
 and the other to the right is by Ariane Strampp, titled First Light.