Melbourne, 11 Jan 2021 — 31 Jan 2021

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Dappled Things
- John Hopkins

“Since I began painting some fifty plus years ago the landcscape and the figure have been among the main preoccupations of my work. I first visited Wilsons Promotory in 1964 and have returned to it as a source at various times since. In the past my interest in the promotory landscape has focused on light and form and at other times on curved rhythm. Apart from the natural wilderness, the beaches of the promotory are also populated with the quintessential “bather”- another of my subjects. More recently my attention has been drawn to the way – enveloped within the dynamics of light – dappled, fractured and encrusted surface textures and details interact with the underlying triangles, diagonals and spheres of “natures geometry.” Because the lockdown made the actual landscape inaccessible for a large part of the year, I think in some way I have become much more aware of the distilled essence of my experience of it.” – John Hopkins 2020

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