Ann Thomson, Water Transit, 2016. Acrylic on linen, 122.5cm x 153cm. Courtesy: the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne.
Charles Nodrum Gallery presents two concurrent solo shows by Ann Thomson and David Rankin with landscape as the common theme. Whilst, for the most part, landscape was never the specific subject of either Thomson or Rankin’s work, it has played a recurrent role in both their careers stretching back to the 1960s.
With regard to the works in these two exhibitions, in neither case is the landscape itself immediately apparent: more significantly, it is a point of departure rather than a point of arrival – the inspiration, not the direct subject.
Exhibition opens: 4–6pm Saturday 5 October