The School Quadrangle
“My art has been my life. It has been the focus of my childhood identity, educational career and retirement years.”
On recently reaching his 80th birthday, it became obvious to Garrie that he should complete this journey by now presenting who he is and what he hopes can be our future. The imagery, engagement, inventiveness and candour within his artwork are testaments to a creative life lived and a guide to cultural activists.
This exhibition intends to blend development and performance to guide the advancement of education and the arts in schools and communities. The works displayed in The School Quadrangle are essentially graphic, direct, regional, experimental, and exploratory – retaining a deep commitment to the artist’s connection to the Hawkesbury and Hunter Valley regions and his insights of children. It celebrates reflections into the adventures, friendships and beginnings of a creative life. “Now is the time to think deeper, move slower and laugh regularly.” – Garrie Collins.