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Solo 49

The Academy is pleased to present SOLO 49, the first solo exhibition for 2021.  The exhibition’s curator and Academy President, Greg Chaston, comments  “This solo features 16 artists of many genres and is arguably the largest solo event we have had at the Academy, and includes established artists and new artists that bravely represent the first exhibition of their work to the public.”


Greg's full comments are  as follows;


The Academy is pleased to present SOLO 49, the first solo exhibition for 2021.

This solo features 16 artists of many genres and is arguably the largest solo event we have had at the Academy and includes established artists and new  artists that bravely represent the first exhibition of their work to the public.

From Mary Amour’s wonderfully pictorial ancient work to Julian’s demanding and progressive canvases the exhibition moves onto Tania’s sprawling colourful work.

Alec MacDonald’s precise work leads into Micheline’s magnificent abstracts with Jan Cormack’s interesting stone paintings rounding out the small 
gallery space.

Sarah Albisser’s black and white continuous line drawings are well complimented by smaller abstracts while next door Elisabeth’s intelligent, historical and beautiful paintings are encased in old frames that totally respect the works they are holding. Ben’s large sculpture in the middle of the Gallery is sure to evoke discussion with Chris Dunn’s creative ceramics sprawling around the wall to welcome Ben’s work. 

Greg Chaston has something to say about Colonialism with his stark charcoal works and Emily Harris’s abtracts give a modern feel to the end of the Main Gallery. Susan Dunster and Di Connal lead us down into LightSpace Gallery to Mark Curtis and his refreshing witty take on the isolation and effects of Covid with Tatyana Kulida’s paintings giving a majestic and beautifully executed glimpse into oil painting to complete the Solo 49.



Greg Chaston


To view an online copy of the Solo 49 Exhibition catalogue, please click here.


Solo 49

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