Expressing the Inexpressible: Graphite, collage and mixed media on card, on display at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery from Friday.
Expressing the Inexpressible: Graphite, collage and mixed media on card, on display at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery from Friday.

Drawings in local exhibition

THOMAS Spence: 35 Years of Expressing the Inexpressible is a resonantly beautiful exhibition detailing the career of one Australia’s premier artists working within the discipline of drawing.

Curated by Mel Forbes, this retrospective comprises works from three decades of the artist’s practice, borrowed from public and private collections across Australia.

The Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery (SRAG) has partnered with Redland Art Gallery in Cleveland to bring this show to a wider audience, as this retrospective is spread across two regional galleries at the same time.

“Very few artists use drawing as their primary mode of expression and Spence has sustained a 30-year career on his unique style,” SRAG director Justin Bishop said.

“The detail on such a scale is unique in Australian art. This is why the exhibition has spread across two galleries; there are so many pieces that need to be seen.”

Thomas Spence: 35 Years of Expressing the Inexpressible opened in Cleveland yesterday and will open at the Stanthorpe Art Gallery Friday April 23 at 6.30pm.

Thomas Spence will give a floor talk at Redland Art Gallery on Wednesday.

Contact 4681 1874 or director@srag.org.au



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