Getting There - Map Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia
When: 8th Dec 2012 - 28th Jan 2013
Robert Hannaford: Open Studio
Robert Hannaford: Open Studio incorporates rarely or never-exhibited work, including sketch books, working drawings, maquettes, landscape, portrait and figure studies, and finished paintings. It is designed thematically to reflect the diversity of the artist’s interests as well as the evolution of his practice across a lifetime. These themes include: family, youth & age, portraits and self portraits, nature alive, landscapes, objects great and small, the human figure and commissions.
John Neylon, an Adelaide-based art writer and curator, sees this as a special opportunity for people to gain a unique insight into the life and studio practice of this naturally talented and successful national artist.
Robert Hannaford: Open Studio takes the viewer behind the scenes and into the artist’s studio. For the artist his studio is a physical space, the ‘engine room’ in which works of art are produced, and also a personal space, a way of imagining, thinking and working, inspired by the great studio traditions of western art.
In a professional career spanning over thirty five years, Hannaford has undertaken numerous private portrait and significant public commissions. He is also an inspired landscapist and his celebration of South Australian landscapes in particular, from the Flinders Ranges to the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, belongs to a tradition which unites generations of landscapists from Hans Heysen to the present day. His practice extends across a broad range of genres including; landscape, the human figure, nature studies and still life in a diversity of media; oil painting, ink, pencil and charcoal sketching, watercolour and sculpture.
Robert Hannaford: Open Studio is touring as part of Country Arts SA Visual Art Touring program.
Where: Signal Point Gallery