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NEWSFLASH – Final week for this popular exhibition but good news is we’ll be extending to SUNDAY 5 November 10am - 2pm! A great weekend double with the Archibald Prize at Geelong Gallery!

Michael Leunig: Recent, Rare and Classic Works on Paper

The response to Leunig’s unique view of the world has been astounding. We’ve had visitors to the show coming from all over Victoria with many commenting how rare it is to see Michael's original artworks.

We’re proud to be able to bring Leunig and his work to Geelong. Like other Australians I’ve grown up with Leunig’s work in the media since the early 70’s. I still have his first book ‘The Penguin Leunig’ among many others and I believe his straightforward outlook on life and nature has helped shape the way many people view the world.  (Robert Avitabile Gallery Director)

 

As a cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet Leunig’s commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans fifty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world.

As Michael says: It is a way of painting. It is a way of living and seeing. It is a heartfelt way of transcending the banal inhibited self and finding the primal, the light-hearted, the simple and the divine. It is a struggling and playful downward journey - this daring and devout pilgrimage to mature innocence and raw beauty: to the sublime joy and natural wisdom of the holy fool.

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Geelong Picture Framers
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The MICHAEL LEUNIG exhibition was framed by Geelong Picture Framers our busy custom-framing workshop located upstairs at Metropolis Gallery. We specialise in the conservation framing of paintings and works on paper, sentimental family treasures and memorabilia. We stretch canvases and also frame everything from posters and paintings to football jumpers and other 3D objects.

We’ll help select a frame that not only enhances the work: it’s important that the frame, matt, backing board and glass help to preserve it for many years to come.

Geelong Picture Framers turns your pictures into art!.


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UPCOMING NOVEMBER
EXHIBITION

18 November -
3 December

Kim Barter

This work follows a recent trip to the Kimberley region where Barter made many fast sketch drawings. In her studio she works intensely with feelings and ideas, colours, textures and images as a way to express her response to landscape.

Victoria Howlett


These vibrant paintings are a return to remembered landscapes both imaginary and observed, as the hills of Yarrabah, a particular jug and a cow mother are reconstructed by Howlett into new patterns of meaning.

 

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