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Mutawintji

5 - 5 July
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 15 July, 2016

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 16 July, 2016

David Hirst, Orange Tally, 2015, oil on canvas

David Hirst

5-16 July 2016

hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
admission: Free

…the ever-changing, dramatic landscapes of the Mutawintji National Park.

David Hirst, Untitled 4, 2015, Oil On Canvas
David Hirst, Untitled 4, 2015, Oil On Canvas

David Hirst, Untitled 4, 2015, oil on canvas

David Hirst, Untitled 3, 2015, Oil On Canvas

David Hirst, Untitled 3, 2015, oil on canvas

David Hirst, Untitled 2, 2015, Oil On Canvas

David Hirst, Untitled 2, 2015, oil on canvas

David Hirst, Untitled 1, 2015, Oil On Canvas

David Hirst, Untitled 1, 2015, oil on canvas

David Hirst, Orange Tally, 2015, Oil On Canvas

David Hirst, Orange Tally, 2015, oil on canvas

David Hirst, Untitled 4, 2015, Oil On CanvasDavid Hirst, Untitled 3, 2015, Oil On CanvasDavid Hirst, Untitled 2, 2015, Oil On CanvasDavid Hirst, Untitled 1, 2015, Oil On CanvasDavid Hirst, Orange Tally, 2015, Oil On Canvas

After a distinguished career as a Research Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, in his retirement David Hirst has embarked on a painting career which is influenced by his travels and work as a research scientist. The inspiration for his current body of work emerges from time spent observing the ever-changing, dramatic landscapes of the Mutawintji National Park.

Of his practice David Hirst writes “Art attempts to trap an emotion or a memory so the feeling can be shared with others. My practice explores emotional events that I experienced during my travels in life and as a research scientist. I seek the parallels between both fields, ultimately striving to present an observation for contemplation.”

The success of Hirst’s career as a research scientist was spurred on by his active, hands-on experimental work, and this approach is clearly evident in his approach to art-making which demonstrates a vibrant and dynamic quality.

Details

Date:
5 July, 2016
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
Website:
http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/
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