BILL BROWN: WANDERLUST
19 APRIL - 1 JUNE
Bill Brown’s exceptional body of work in this retrospective survey show 1964 –2014, shows his pursuit of the authentic mark and his relentless struggle for truth. He is one of the most respected figures in Australian visual arts and this exhibition celebrates his contribution as an artist, presented in this first ever retrospective survey of his considerable oeuvre.
Beginning his art career early, Brown began exhibiting after graduating from National Art School with the legendary Rudy Komon Gallery, whose stable included Fred Williams, John Brack, John Olsen and Clifton Pugh. By the age of 23 he had a work in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW.
Curated by Christopher Hodges, Bill Brown: wanderlust is a body of work that gives resonance to the title ‘artist’ as well as recognizing his enormous influence over a generation of younger artists. He taught drawing and painting at the National Art School from 1970-2009.
Brown has held more than 20 solo exhibitions with leading galleries including Rudy Komon Gallery, Rex Irwin Art Dealer and Macquarie Galleries and is currently represented by Janet Clayton Gallery. His work has featured in numerous prestigious group exhibitions, including Australian Perspecta and the 4th Biennale of Sydney.
His work is held in all major Australian public art collections, including the Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as many regional art galleries and corporate and private collections.
Sunday afternoons @ the Gallery
Sunday 11 May at 3pm
In conjunction with the current exhibition Bill Brown:wanderlust, join Laura Fisher, arts writer and essayist in the exhibition catalogue, for a discussion on the work and life of Bill Brown.
An S.H. Ervin Gallery exhibition. Presented in association with Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney.
The exhibition is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.