Current Exhibition Current Exhibition

13 March 2020 - 18 July


MARY MACQUEEN : A Retrospective

Drawn from both private and public collections Australia-wide, this retrospective exhibition surveys the life and works of modern Australian artist, Mary Macqueen.

Born in Melbourne in 1912, Mary Macqueen became widely appreciated for her expressive, gestural and experimental style in drawing, painting and printmaking. 

After working primarily in isolation following brief stints of study at Swinburne Technical College, Macqueen's celebrated figurative style developed deeply after attending George Bell's art classes in 1944. 

Her fascination with French Fauvist painter Raoul Dufy's 'rapid calligraphic draughtsmanship and light-hearted decorative style' continued to intensify into her later years, revealing 'not only a great graphic skill but a sensitive and vital response to the world around her.' adapted from the Biography of Mary Macqueen, Charles Nodrum Gallery

Image: Mary Macqueen, Giraffe 1972, charcoal, 68 x 50cm framed.
Artist Talk by Duncan Macqueen  

ROSIE LLOYD-GIBLETT : The Spaces Between The Trees

The flow of water, Mother Earth, family connections and the necessity to create in response to life experience is what defines Rosie Lloyd-Giblett's artistic identity.

Her deep concern for climate change and love of natural landscape is evidenced within her colourful, expressive works. Responsive to the natural environment, Rosie's energetic works invite the viewer in; "I want the viewer to smell the foliage, view the colour pathway and hear the tune of the natural world."  

Image: Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, Hush 2, acrylic on board, 121 x 91cm. Courtesy the artist.

Link to Q&A with Rosie Lloyd - Giblett










Link to a walk through of the exhibition - Rosie Lloyd-Giblett : The Spaces Between The Trees