Artist Statement: “Many of my pictures show the big ships which come and go from Newcastle every day. But leisure boats, especially sailing craft, are equally appealing and always make a good subject for a painting. This work is in a sense illustrative, being a very particular place and style of boat, but the colour and form of the picture is an exercise in colour and design.”
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 87 h x 77 w cm
Director's Statement: Gavin Fry has worked in Australian art for more than 50 years, but only recently has gone full circle to the place where he started, as a practicing painter, fresh out of art school in the late 1960's. In a long career he took many directions, seeking out new experiences and forms of expression After teaching at secondary and tertiary levels, Gavin took to museum work as an art curator and museum director. As a direct result of that work he has become one of Australia’s best known and most prolific writers on art and history, with more than 20 books to his credit. A lifetime of looking at, and writing about art has taken him back to where he started, painting and drawing the world around him in a distinctive and highly personal way.
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