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Exhibition dates: Nov 11 – Nov 29, 2021
Official opening: Sun Nov 14, 2021 from 2pm – 4pm

Artist Antonio Balletta is a master of the visual allegory. His paintings, prints and sculptures create worlds that are surrealist and fantastical, yet also profoundly familiar. Recurring, everyday objects and people – a man in a suit, a  boat, a nest – transform into symbols for the artist, conjuring up stories where the fictional and the real, the unconscious and the tangible, meet.

The oil paintings of Jiri Tibor Novak draw on geometry and bold primary colours to create striking and playful compositions. His work enchants,  transporting its spectator into worlds reminiscent of the whimsy and adventure of childhood.

This exhibition is an invitation to journey, through memory and experience,  into the realm of the make-believe – where curiosity and imagination prevail.

Jiri Tibor Novak
Jiri Tibor Novak (Tibor) originally from the Czech lands (Bohemia) in Europe, arrived in Australia in 1970 after which he travelled to Italy, Greece, England, Canada, and back to Australia, where he made his home in Aireys Inlet.

In Australia, Tibor has written and illustrated children’s books and taught illustration, principles and elements of graphic design at the Gordon Institute of TAFE. Tibor completed printmaking studies in Prague, Toronto and Melbourne.

A printmaker, painter and occasionally a writer, Tibor’s practice is made up of whimsical and poetic juxtapositions that result in childlike and enchanting imagery.

Antonio Balletta
Antonio Balletta has had 32 solo and 43 select group exhibitions. Antonio’s work is collected and widely exhibited in Australia and overseas – some representations include Reflections Gallery, The Art Gallery of Ballarat, Mossgreen Gallery and Gallery 101 VIC, Greenhill Galleries SA and Solander Gallery ACT. Antonio has also been represented at the Melbourne and Australian Contemporary Art Fairs AUS and Piccolo Spoleto USA.

Antonio continues his art practice, his mantra being “Art is just one of the many things I do, it is really a conduit for connecting with so many terrific and talented individuals”.
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Nov Thu,11 2021 10:00 am
Nov Mon,29 2021 4:00 pm
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