Melbourne, 3 Aug 2021 — 13 Nov 2021

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

Twice is Lucky, 3 Times a Charm
- Rodney Forbes

Twice is Lucky, 3 Times a Charm’ is Rodney Forbes’ 20th solo exhibition with Australian Galleries. Created during the COVID-19 pandemic, these vibrant paintings explore fortune, transformation and love. This exhibition features ‘A Submariner Dreams of Home’, winner of the 2020 Maritime Art Prize.

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.

“Although the subject matter of Forbes’ paintings deals with aspects of the human condition, his paintings contain a degree of humour without which his intensity of vision would degenerate into affected angst. It is his ability to see beneath the surface of human relationships and the domestic environment and then to express that vision with warmth and humour that elevates his work from the drily philosophical or the contrived.” – David Thorp – artist and curator, Director, South London Gallery 1992-2001, Turner Prize Judge

This exhibition celebrates Rodney Forbes’ unique style of storytelling and his ability to portray wonder, adventure and the unforeseen through a highly distinctive painting style.

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