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(Loading Dock, oil on linen)

Both the Streeton family and QG&W felt it was of most importance that Streeton Prints was realised for the public. Additionally, QG&W takes this unique opportunity to inform the general public on the ‘influence’ and ‘inspiration’ Sir Arthur Streeton has left behind over the past century.

To demonstrate this, QG&W hosts nine artists who will work in the gallery during the exhibition. The artists’ methods, their approach and specific ways in which Sir Arthur Streeton has impacted their signature style will form the secondary purpose for the Streeton Prints exhibition.

The artists are (in order of residency): Joel Wolter, Philip Davey, Emmy Mavroidis, Adam Nudelman, Amanda Firenze, Michelle Joy Caithness, Soula Mantalvanos, Andrew Weatherill and James Pasakos

Statement by Philip Davey

When viewing the small plein air paintings produced by Streeton as he battled the elements around Port Phillip Bay and Sydney harbour it is so easy to see why they are so popular. Brilliantly executed in every way they are a pleasure and privilege to view.

I particularly love the ‘drapers board’ paintings that show the extended horizontal views of Sydney harbour with all the chaotic  activity of sailboats, steamers and blustery weather.
I intend to complete my residence at Queenscliff by painting small oil sketches of the local area. I have included the long horizontal format in my plans to paint in the elements and I hope I enjoy the experience.

If the past is any guide I will have great week.

Resident artists’ information: Joel Wolter Mar 3 – 6 | Philip Davey Mar 8 – 13 | Emmy Mavroidis Mar 15 – 20 | Adam Nudelman Mar 22 – 27 | Amanda Firenze Mar 29 – Apr 3 | Michelle Joy Caithness Apr 5 – 10 | Soula Mantalvanos Apr 12 – 17 | Andrew Weatherill Apr 19 – 24 | James Pasakos Apr 26 – 30.

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