Melbourne, 14 Jun 2020 — 19 Jul 2020

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

Chronicles
- Rodney Forbes, Nick Howson

Painters Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson are both interested in art as storytelling. Each of these artists has a highly distinctive painting style, which when viewed alongside each other reveal fascinating similarities and complementary distinctions.

Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark palette of bright, luminous colours, drawing the viewer in to explore a rich narrative.

Nick Howson’s paintings are equally surreal, his unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colour is intriguing and engaging, combining a naivety of style with intricate attention to detail and captivating softness.

Each of these artists’ paintings portrays a particular scene from a story; a moment captured in time be it historical or autobiographical. Through masterful exploration of shape and form, colour, pattern and composition their captivating aesthetics allow room for their works to be enjoyed on many levels and interpreted in myriad ways.

Rodney Forbes
Rodney Forbes was born in Melbourne and is a painter who is fascinated by how …
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Nick Howson
Painter and printmaker Nick Howson was born in the United Kingdom and arrived in Australia …
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Rodney Forbes – Artist Feature

Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark …

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Rodney Pople and Nick Howson – Finalists in the 2020 Gallipoli Art Prize

Rodney Pople, Hopes and Dreams (2019-20), oil on wood, diptych, 45 x 65cm Congratulations to artists Rodney Pople and Nick Howson who …

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Mary Tonkin – Artist Feature

Image above: Ramble, Kalorama  (detail)  2017-19  oil on linen  180 x 1890 cm Mary Tonkin has a unique ability of capturing …

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Sue Anderson: “Savouring moments of artistic escape”

“Two weeks into lockdown, wading through the bleakness of pandemic panic, impending winter, and the wild west of Collingwood’s tumbleweed …

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Rick Matear – Finalist in the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award

Congratulations to Rick Matear who has been selected as a Finalist in the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award with his …

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