David Moore Mixed Bunch Oil 40cm x 30cm $2000 study unframed

David Moore Solo Exhibition

Jun 24 10:00 amJul 12 4:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: Jun 24 – Jul 12, 2021
Official opening with David: Sun Jun 27 from 2pm – 4pm

The paintings of artist David Moore appear strikingly simple – a vase of flowers; a reclining tutu; a table of crockery; an Australian bush landscape. Always beginning with what he knows and what he is surrounded by, Moore paints with a freedom that presents everyday objects and places in a way that makes them feel extraordinary. A lemon suddenly becomes something “rather special” when viewed through the frame of Moore’s studio. It takes on the solitude of the space,

Jim Pavlidis Leigh Hobbs oil on linen

Leigh Hobbs / Jim Pavlidis

May 13 10:00 amMay 31 5:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: May 13 – 31, 2021
Official opening: Sun May 16, 3 – 5pm

“Having an exhibition with Leigh is quite special for me.”
– Jim Pavlidis

“Likewise.”
– Leigh Hobbs

The characters of Leigh Hobbs adorn the pages of Australia’s favourite picture books, and the cartoons of Jim Pavlidis have become a part of the great Australian weekend newspaper reading ritual, but seldom are their works presented outside of these contexts.

Marian Crawford Congregation Unique State 45 x 37cm

Marian Crawford / Andrew Totman

Apr 22 10:00 amMay 10 5:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: Apr 22 – May 10, 2021
Official opening with the artists: Sun Apr 25, 3 – 5pm

Hysterical swirls. Tendon like lines. Concentrations and constellations of circles. Repeated. Interlinked. Layered. 

Drawing on shapes that echo across centuries, Marian Crawford’s intricately constructed books and collages are brought into dialogue with Andrew Totman’s visceral monotypes in an exhibition presenting each artist’s unique language of patterns. Totman’s rich, earthy palette of reds and ochres combines with Crawford’s playful greens, blues and yellows to create a complex visual conversation that evokes ideas of nature, biology and culture.

John Scurry Quarried, 2019

John Scurry, Landscapes Seen/Imagined

Apr 1 10:00 amApr 19 5:00 pm

(Image: Quarried, 2019 John Scurry)

DATES
Exhibition dates: Apr 1 – 19, 2021
Official opening: Apr 4, 3 pm – 5 pm, 2021

The work of John Scurry is born largely, in the artist’s own words, from an “impulse to depict” and as a “response to the seen,” which is perhaps why such a large portion of Scurry’s art is primarily paintings of interiors – the studio, an office, the bedroom – and still lifes. Offering a counterpoint to this private world of objects and arrangements, assemblies and figures, are the artist’s ethereal, almost mystical landscapes. Landscapes Seen/Imagined is a

Rick Amor Murray Pass 2 Watercolour

Rick Amor / Philip Davey

Mar 11 10:00 amMar 29 5:00 pm

DATES Exhibition dates: Mar 11 – 29, 2021 Preview evening: Wed, Mar 10 from 4 – 6 pm (RSVP via 03 4202 0942 / theo@qgallery.com.au) Official opening: Sun Mar 14, 3 pm – 5 pm, 20211 Rick Amor and Philip Davey both share a love of plein air painting; both artists take a bold approach to composition, and there is an obvious confidence in the technique of both artists. However, a closer inspection of their broad bodies of work invites a far more complex appraisal of their decades of drawings, paintings, ceramics and sculptures. The brooding and the urban prevail in Amor’s work, with pieces that are often characterised by a sense of tension and mystery; darkness and disquiet. Davey’s work on the other hand tends to be brighter; lighter; less introverted.

Steve Lopes Field Figure - oil on board, 32 x 43cm

Steve Lopes

Feb 18 10:00 amMar 8 5:00 pm

(Image: Field Figure Steve Lopes oil on board, 30 x 40cm)

DATES
Exhibition dates: Feb 18, – Mar 8, 2021
Official celebration: Feb 27, 3 – 5PM
(Please note due to restrictions, 14 patrons are only permitted inside the gallery at any one time)

Steve Lopes’ interest in the tension between figure and landscape remains at the heart of the artist’s latest work. A woman crouches in front of an abandoned swing set; a barefoot man goes on his morning run; a lone lady meanders through a thicket of trees. Using his signature expressive brushstrokes and rich colour palette, Lopes breathes life into the

Elizabeth Banfield 'written at the shore (with amendments)' 2019 linocut, kozo tissue, thread 56cm x 50cm edition of 12

Elizabeth Banfield / Kati Thamo

Jan 27 10:00 amFeb 15 5:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: Jan 27, – Feb 15, 2021
Official opening: Jan 31, 3 pm – 5 pm, 2021

Fragility and fable come together in this beautifully delicate exhibition of the works of Elizabeth Banfield and Kati Thamo. The complexity of the natural world and ever-changing landscape is celebrated by both artists as they tell the story of their own, individual relationship to nature and memory. Where Banfield’s layered linocuts of tissue paper and thread weave an intricate tale of life, death and the interconnectedness of all things, Thamo’s etchings create small scenarios wherein birds, animals and plants interact

Michael Leunig The Night We Lost Our Marbles 2020 51x61cm

Michael Leunig

Dec Wed,30 2020 10:00 amJan Mon,25 2021 5:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: Dec 30, 2020 – Jan 25, 2021
Official opening: Jan 3, 3 pm – 5 pm, 2021

Humour of the Heart

Australian living treasure, Michael Leunig, in the wonderfully regressive yet complex style that he is known and loved for, champions the simple joys of human nature and the wider natural world: – a child with a flower, a wide embrace, a song.

An acclaimed cartoonist, writer, philosopher, painter and artist, Leunig’s career has spanned over fifty years. His work has been described – in the artist’s own words – as “messy, mystical and primal”,