Melbourne, 14 Jun 2020 — 24 Aug 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 is is fascinated by how people tell stories. His vibrant paintings address deeply poignant …
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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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Sarah Tomasetti – Winner of the John Leslie Art Prize 2020

Image above: Sarah Tomasetti  Kailash from the Air  2019  oil and incision on fresco plaster  220 x 130 cm Congratulations to …

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David Frazer: Another Night on Earth

Image above:  David Frazer  The deal  2015  linocut on paper  98 x 69 cm Next month, the work of Castlemaine-based …

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Glenda Orr – Artist Feature

As Melbourne re-enters a second phase of lockdown, we touch base with Queensland-based printmaker Glenda Orr who reflects upon her …

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