'TREES' 1st-30th June 2020 EXTENDED DURING COVID-19

From ADELAIDE PERRY Sketches to Final Paintings, From Traditional to Modern Paintings

our Trees Exhibition continues the Australian Image during 2020

Author Colin Simpson asks the question why ranking Australian artists turn their backs on the bushland especially the gums…….”How subtle and yet how strong in form and colour the ones outside my window are….The changing season lifts the cracked curled bark on a soft new pastel skin.  As one bleaches white another’s trunk turns from a womanish pink to that burnt-cyclamen which is surely one of the primal colours of this land.  Two smooth and leaning slender flanks are dappled in purple-grey and a cream that gives a lovely nakedness to the abandoned fling of their branches.  And over these the Big Gum broods obesely, resting the wrinkled fat of his crooked arms, housing the kookaburras in the socket of one dead shoulder, letting the passing breeze sharpen his thin green leaves together for the nights when I look out and see them cutting the moon up into little pieces.” Artarmon Galleries publication ’Australian Image’ (1956) p.4

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