Part of the series Material Exchange, facilitated by Meredith Turnbull.
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford VIC 3067
“From cave paintings to now, people have always wanted to make pictures of people.”
Art school affords future creators the time and space to experiment, understand and refine their craft. Grounded: Contemporary Australian Art at the National Art School Gallery harks back to these formative years.
“A typical day starts, before I even get to the studio, with emails and phone calls: I spend a lot of time negotiating with production people. Then I’ll work in the studio in the afternoon before I might head over to the foundry to check on a work being made in bronze.”
“I was pretty lucky to end up here. For four or five years I was working from home here in Eltham, painting in my pyjamas. It was fine for a time but it got out of hand with two kids around. The tipping point came when my little girl painted over one of my paintings.”
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