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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21 October, 2016
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 22 October, 2016
11-22 October 2016
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
…the age old business of pushing coloured mud around with a hairy stick.
Bill Hay’s new series of gouache paintings come from the artist’s deliberate decision to elevate the subconscious. His primary concern has been to engage with the paint and by so doing, surprise himself with the outcome.
Although some of the subject matter is thematically connected, this is due more to coincidence than careful planning. The inclusion of Royal Park bird-life in many paintings stems more from Hay’s regular use of the park than a predetermined effort to portray the park.
Forcing the paint, both literally and figuratively towards its limits was the driving force behind these works; finding connections and imagery in the paintings, has been for the artist, an added bonus arising from the “age old business of pushing coloured mud around with a hairy stick.”
Bill Hay is a Melbourne based artist. He has exhibited extensively in Melbourne and throughout Australia. In 2005 Hay was commissioned by the City of Melbourne to make a series of Relief Prints to be presented as gifts to dignitaries during the Commonwealth Games. His work is in several collections including the National Gallery of Victoria.