Kenneth Jack’s passion for Australia was as large as the country itself and when Ken travelled internationally he continued to seek out subjects that inspired a personal, creative visual response.
Metropolis Gallery in association with the Jack family is excited to make available this large collection of significant paintings, drawings and prints by Kenneth Jack (1924 - 2006).
Kenneth Jack: An Artist at Home and Abroad places the artist’s trademark interpretations of the stark beauty and moods of outback Australia next to highly charged, atmospheric works that were the result of many trips to the UK and throughout Europe, suggesting this artist never really stopped creating, not even on a family outing or a trip to Italy!
Many works are being exhibited for the first time and some have not been seen for many years, notably several early rural paintings from the 1950s in Australia and a number of drawings and some masterly watercolours exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society, London from 1977 - 2006.
This extensive exhibition not only illustrates Kenneth’s insatiable appetite for creating art during his very industrious career, but also presents a number of visual threads and observational cross-references between works created in Australia and Europe.
Kenneth was a very fine draughtsman with a masterly approach to technique across a staggering range of art mediums including pen and ink, pastel, gouache, both oil and acrylic painting and watercolour. During a career spanning six decades Kenneth Jack exhibited widely and is represented extensively in public and private collections throughout Australia and internationally.
|Wedgetails over Mt Chambers SA 2005|
|Ponte Vecchio, Florence||Angelsea from Cliffs 1957||Barwon River Valley Geelong 1949||Laxey Harbour, Isle of Man 2003|
|Abandoned Pastoral cottage 1955||Across the market Gardens Colmar France 1983||Alesund, Norway 1995||Castle Isle of Harris Outer Hebrides 1991||Eileen Donan Castle, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland 1975||Cooma Moonrise, NSW 1987|
|Creek Crossing 1964||Duomo Florence, Italy 1983||Eastgate St Chester 1995||Florence 1983||Guildhall, Hadley, Suffolk 1973||Hanging Rock 1963|
|Haworth Church Yorkshire 1983||High Knoll near Echidna Chasm Bungle Bungles 1991||House of the Faun, Pompeii 1983||Lake Lugano Switzerland 1983||Lake side Pavilions, Studley Royal, Yorkshire 1983||Leaning Derelict Shop Aberfeldy 1965|
|Loch Long from Ardelve, Scotland 1975||Mary Arden's House, Wilmcote 1983||Mevegissey Cornwall 1985||Mousehole Cornwall 1975||Mt Falkland, Flinders Ranges 1995||Norfolk Is 1992|
|Old Dredge at Whitby, Yorkshire 1983||Pisa Baptistry Cathedral Tower 1983||Ponte Goldoni and Gondolas Venice 1983||Rio Del Vetrai, Murano, Italy 1983||Robin Hoods Bay 1981||S. Simeone Piccolo Grand Canal Venice 1983|
|Shadowed Cliff Angorachina SA 1995||Sissinghurst Farm Kent 1983||Canal Amsterdam 1983||St Marks Sq Venice 1983||St Paul's Church, Geelong 1946||Stamford Lincolnshire 1995|
|The Bridge at Burnsall, Yorkshire 1983||The Castle from Kaysersberg France 1983||The Elder Range, Flinders Ranges 1996||The Nordecia, Hobart 1949||The Paintiles, Tunbridge Wells Kent 1995||Trees on the Hill Sissinghurst, Kent 1983|
|Ponte Goldoni, Venice 1983||Wave Rock WA 1985||Wedmore Somerset 1983||Wells Cathedral 1983||Werri Breakers NSW 1973||Cisterna Sq San Giminiano Italy 1983|
|Basillica Di Francesco Italy 1983||Lake Eyre and Dunes
|Alesund, Norway 1995||Bridge at Wildwood 1959||Anglesea outer Suburb 1957||Staithes Yorkshire 1974|
|Sienna from tower 1983||4 Kings Roadhouse Anglesea 1957||Main Rd Aireys Inlet 1957||Aireys Inlet towards Light House 1957||Aireys Inlet from light house 1957||Arch of Constantine, Rome 1983|
|The Pantheon, Rome 1983||Milan Cathedral, West Entrance 1983||Orvietto Cathedral, West Entrance 1983||Assisi Vista 1983||Giotto’s Tower, Florence 1983||San Giminiano, Italy|
|Fisherman's Jetty Geelong|
Kenneth Jack - Bay Books, Sydney 1988 $40
Kenneth Jack - Printmaker The Beagle Press, Sydney 1998 $60
Kenneth Jack - Drawings The Beagle Press, Sydney 2006 $60
Kenneth Jack - Catalogue Bundoora Homestead Art Centre 2010 $20
Kenneth Jack - Painter of the Vanishing Australia DVD $50