18 May 2024 - 28 June 2024

JOHN DENT : Recent Paintings

Featuring intimate interiors; striking portraits; atmospheric still lifes and evocative landscapes.

Following early studies in Melbourne and learning from key figures such as George Baldessin, Roger Kemp, John Olsen and Fred Williams, Dent lived and worked in France in the 1980s, opening his field of influences to the wider art history of Europe. The themes of these recent paintings include travels in Europe and central Australia, as well as views of Sydney Harbour and Cape Schanck. There is a sense of conversation to many paintings – how objects relate to each other; or how the viewer responds to the suggested narrative. There are over 30 paintings in the exhibition in Dent’s recognisable lyrical style where composition and colour are key.

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A Closer Look At… Dent etchings

Watch video of offical opening with remarks by Peter Perry OAM, former Director of Castlemaine Art Gallery