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Thornton Walker: The heron and the cat in the bath

October 13 - October 29

Thornton Walker, Flight, 2022. Acrylic on linen 51 x 66.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Beaver Galleries.

Through studies of his life within the confines of the extended Melbourne lockdowns, Thornton Walker produced a collage of work focussed on the atmosphere of familiar scenes. He says of this exhibition; “Feelings of precariousness and vulnerability to pandemics and climate change, along with my approaching 70th year, have drawn me to personal, intimate scenes I witness around me: Hiccup, my cat, drinking from the bath spout, the heron below my deck, the cove I visit on my morning walks.”

Despite the diversity of Walker’s subject matter and technique, his interest in the dynamics of composition, perspective and spatial depth remains constant. While maintaining a focus on formal painterly concerns, Walker incorporates subject matter recalled from travel, personal memories and sometimes dreams, conferring an ethereal, meditative quality to his work.

Opening event: Thursday 13 October, 5.30pm.

Details

Start:
October 13
End:
October 29

Organiser

Beaver Galleries
Phone:
+61 2 6282 5294
Email:
mail@beavergalleries.com.au
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Venue

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison St, Deakin
Canberra, ACT Australia
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Details

Start:
October 13
End:
October 29

Organiser

Beaver Galleries
Phone:
+61 2 6282 5294
Email:
mail@beavergalleries.com.au
View Organiser Website

Venue

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison St, Deakin
Canberra, ACT Australia
+ Google Map