Melbourne, 3 Nov 2016 — 20 Nov 2016

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

Catharsis
- Kevin Mortensen

“Like an omnipresent bird that surveys humanity in all its complexity from an elevated position, Mortensen`s art develops from astute observation. His recent sculpture The Overseer, features a raven atop a tower, acting as a sentinel and observer like Odin the Nordic raven God, surveying all that pass by. Birds have been a powerful recurring motif in much of Kevin’s work since the 1970’s. As foregrounded in his Venice Biennale performance piece Even the Hairs on your Forearms Grow in the Same Direction as their Feathers (1980) Mortensen highlights the evolutionary link between humans and birds”.

Kevin Mortensen
Figurative and abstract sculptor and printmaker Kevin Mortensen studied at the Melbourne Teachers College and …
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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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Kevin Mortensen: Serious Play

Kevin Mortensen’s enigmatic artworks are as diverse as the media in which he is proficient, with persistent narratives appearing throughout …

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Martin King and Stephanie Monteith – Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021 Prizes

Image above: Martin King  strangerlands II, after W Strutt, Black Thursday 1851  2021  graphite, watercolour, gouache, pastel and gold leaf on …

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