21-May-2018 to 21-May-2018
G U Y   G I L M O R E - artist

"Hilux 2001" - oil on canvas - 114 x 125cm - POA - contact the gallery for details


In the late 80s I settled in The Orara River Valley north west of
Coffs Harbour where my wife’s family have farmed for several generations.
The area’s now declining rural economy, modestly scaled landscape
, friends and family supply most of the subject matter for my work.

I take inspiration from the Arcadian Classical tradition as created and
extended by the likes of Longus (Daphnis and Chloe), Claude Lorraine, Watteau,
Bonnard and Finlay that seems so appropriate to this corner of the world.
I subject my essentially anecdotal material to careful formal organisation with the aim
of producing well made pictures that translate a particular experience into a more universal mood or feeling.

In 2004 I won the Countryenergy Art Prize for Landscape Painting
and later that year undertook an Artist in Residency at the New England Regional Art Museum
 in Armidale 
NSW. This is my first exhibition of new work since my r
etrospective Guy Gilmour: Painting in the Orara Valley 1990-2005,
curated by Sandra Warner, at the Coffs Harbour City Art Gallery in 2005.
 In some of these paintings I am beginning to more explicitly draw
out the Arcadian Classical themes that have informed my work while still
 retaining my domestic and local focus.

Artist’s CV available on request

This artwork is currently on show in the 'SALON STYLE HANG' exhibition in 

the main gallery

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