Melbourne, 14 Jun 2020 — 2 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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In Blog

Nick Howson – Melbourne bollards

Nick Howson, renowned for his murals on the streets of Richmond, has recently taken to spray painting the bollards in …

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Rodney Forbes – Winner of the Maritime Art Prize 2020

Image above: Rodney Forbes  A Submariner Dreams of Home  2020  oil on canvas Congratulations to Rodney Forbes who has been …

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Rodney Forbes – Maritime Art Prize 2020

Image above: Rodney Forbes  A Submariner Dreams of Home  2020  oil on canvas Congratulations to Rodney Forbes who has been …

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Home/Work – Glenn Morgan

Glenn Morgan’s work is currently on view in a public art exhibition at the soon-to-be-completed State Library Station, Franklin Street …

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Artists’ Book Award 2021 – Glenda Orr

Congratulations to Glenda Orr who has been presented with a highly commended award in the 2021 Artists’ Book Award for …

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Philip Noakes – 20th Anniversary Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Image above: Philip Noakes  Eclipse I  2019  Britannia silver and sterling silver (1503gms)  30 x 29 x 6 cm and …

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Sculpture By the Sea – Greg Johns

Congratulations to Greg Johns, who has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation to exhibit …

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Making Marks: Australia to Afghanistan – Counihan Gallery

Rosalind Atkins and Heather Shimmen have been involved in a long-distance international arts exchange project between a group of twenty …

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Heather Shimmen in ‘FEM-aFFINITY’ – Arts Project Australia

‘If Collaboration Is the Method, Activism Is the Intention’ FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project Australia and wider …

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Finalists in Dobell Drawing Prize #22

Above image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Wattle, 2020, charcoal on paper prepared with acrylic,  114 x 180 cm     A huge …

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2021 Burnie Print Prize Finalists

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Silent falls: Carrington  2020  stone lithograph and chine colle  52 x 43 cm Congratulations to the …

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Cameron Hayes – Blake Prize 2021

Image above: Cameron Hayes  Angry angels help Adam with the first dictionary  2020  oil on canvas  198 x 254 cm …

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Camie Lyons – Interview with The Grace Tales

Camie Lyons recently sat down with The Grace Tales‘ Georgie Abay for an intimate conversation about art and life. Throughout …

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