James Gleeson

Untitled by James Gleeson


James Gleeson
gouache, ink and collage on paper
35.5 x 24.2 cm

signed lower right: Gleeson'76

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The Art of Buying Wisely, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 2001

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In Gleeson’s view we all should live in a state of dreaming wakefulness. Humans, those inveterate dreamers, imagine then create - ask Einstein, Brain Cox or Leonardo. To these and other luminaries one thing remains clear: reality points out what is; imagination outlines what might be. In any creative journey wonder is imagination’s first step.


James Gleeson's artworks have been included extensively in public and private collections, not limited to the following: Lapsed Shadows Recycled to a Capable Coast 1988 Art Gallery of New South Wales; The Message Arrives 1995 Art Gallery of South Australia; The Secret Heart of the Headland 1991 National Gallery of Australia; The Darkening Stage 1991 National Gallery of Victoria; The Opening Gate 1989 the Colin and Liz Laverty Collection and The Dance 1989 James Fairfax Collection. Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Bendigo Fine Art Gallery, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Heide Museum of Modern Art, La Trobe University, Macquarie University Art Collection, McClelland Regional Art Gallery, Mertz Collection, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery, Rockhampton City Art Collection, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and The University of Sydney Art Collection.

Extract from the Collectors' Exhibition 2017 essay by Ken Wach.


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