Painting Places: Past and Present
Lees has been devoted to painting the Tasmanian landscape since he arrived in Devonport 45 years ago from Sydney to teach drawing, painting and art history at the local TAFE in Devonport as well as the college in Burnie. With Painting Places: Past and Present Lees returns to the town where this whole venture began. The exhibition is not a survey show as such but some key paintings from the past are included to illustrate how his vision of the Tasmanian landscape has evolved. Painting Places: Past and Present is highly representative of Lees’ working practice and his pursuit of Tasmanian colour and light. Curated by Trudi Curtis, Colville Gallery.