Andrew Sayers

Defining the Artist

An exhibition of gouaches by Andrew Sayers, showing at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 2 March - 27 April 2019. Preview artworks on our website and download illustrated catalogue The gouaches reveal an artist concerned with capturing a sense of space and asserting his love of rocks, sea and sky and define this celebrated Director on the artist side of the fence.

Art Exhibition previously on at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 02 March 2019 to Saturday 27 April 2019
Launch Saturday 02 March 2019, 2pm

Bogola Head 2014 image Basalt Island I (Lady Julia Percy Island) 2014 image Catani Gardens, St Kilda 2015 image Two Capes, Bridgewater Bay 2015 image Wooden Bridge, South Coast 2011 image Wallaga Lake, Looking East (3) 2013 image

Published by anonymous on Monday 11 February 2019.
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Andrew Sayers, the artist, came as a surprise to many who were well aware of the achievements of the talented scholar, curator and Director, (including inaugural Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia 1998 – 2010). The gouaches painted between 2010 – 2015, were painted en plain-air and are statements citing “the challenge of taking a sheet of paper into nature and capturing something of a place and a mood.” They are an expression of Sayers’ delight in travel, in capturing the essence of a landscape, especially coastal views, and expose his passion for geology through depictions of rocky places. An exploration of geological time is also a feature of these works, of brief moments of time contrasted with longer, drawn-out time, such as the ever-changing sea crashing against rocks shaped over eons.
Through his public exhibition of paintings, Sayers has left an indelible mark as an artist, defining him beyond his successful and celebrated institutional career.


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