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.

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Rodney Forbes is is fascinated by how people tell stories. His vibrant paintings address deeply poignant …
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In Blog

Print-Making in the Collection – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: Publication cover detail,  featuring Wayne Viney  Clearing storm  2000  monotype on paper  17.5 x 17.4 cm A number …

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Rodney Forbes: In My Life – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: Rodney Forbes  Shrove Monday  2010  oil on canvas  122 x 138 cm  (private collection) In a collaboration between …

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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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Petrus Spronk – My Life As An Artist in 8 Short Stories & Book Launch

You are warmly invited to attend a special event hosted by the formidable and beloved Petrus Spronk. Presented as a …

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Jimmy Rix – Sculpture on the Farm 2021

Image: Jimmy Rix  A Symbiotic Relationship  2021  Corten steel  edition of 4 + 1 AP  194 x 265 x 115 cm …

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Geoffrey Ricardo – Winner, 2021 Peebles Print Prize

Image above: Geoffrey Ricardo  A brief history of nonsense  aquatint, drypoint and etching  edition 10  50 x 50 cm Congratulations to …

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Camie Lyons – Residency at Umbi Gumbi 2020-21

Camie Lyons spoke with Australian Galleries on her residency at Umbi Gumbi 2020 and 2021. “I could return to this …

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Winsome Jobling – Ecologies of Change

Image above: Winsome Jobling  No planet B  2021  handmade papers, drypoint and stitching  40 x 30 cm We are delighted …

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Rosalind Atkins, Winsome Jobling and Glenda Orr – Banyule Award for Works on Paper 2021

Image above: Rosalind Atkins  Considering the tree  2020  engraving  edition 8  80 x 60 cm Congratulations to Rosalind Atkins, Winsome Jobling …

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G.W. Bot and David Frazer – 2021 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Image above: David Frazer  Waiting for Rain (panel 1, 2nd state)  2013  linocut  edition 50  51.5 x 48 cm Congratulations …

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Angus Fisher – Finalist in the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize

Image: Angus Fisher  Don’t mention the Peacock  2020  graphite on paper  53 x 65 cm Australian Galleries is proud to …

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Danielle Creenaune, Martin King and Stephanie Monteith- Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Epic  2021  lithography and Mokulito  107 x 177 cm Congratulations to Danielle Creenaune, Martin King and Stephanie …

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William Robinson – ‘Nocturne’ at William Robinson Gallery, QUT

Image: William Robinson  Bathers at Night  1984  oil on canvas  137 cm x 188 cm William Robinson: Nocturne William Robinson …

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