Going Places

Amanda van Gils and Simon Collins

Going Places: AMANDA VAN GILS and SIMON COLLINS First meeting on an Internet forum in 2006, Amanda van Gils and Simon Collins, soon discovered common interests as artists and the parents of young children. The Going Places exhibition is the result of that ongoing supportive, professional association and a shared artistic sensibility towards the landscape

Art Exhibition previously on in Gold Coast precinct, Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 13 February 2010 to Saturday 27 February 2010
Launch Saturday 13 February 2010, 6pm to 8pm

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Event published by anonymous on Tuesday 02 February 2010.
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With very different painterly approaches, van Gils and Collins explore the importance of nurturing a sense of place beyond the consuming busyness of ‘living’. Although painters first and foremost, both source imagery through photography. Those fleeting moments of an ordinary day are freeze-framed and then visually interpreted through the medium of paint back in the studio. In Collins’ case, inspiration came during the wintery evenings he spent watching his son’s soccer training at a local park. Much further from home territory, van Gils’ works present a record of one road trip along Queensland’s Bruce Highway.

Multi-layered in its associations, the show’s title infers more than family outings or long car journeys. Going Places encompasses the artists’ childhood aspirations and subsequent recognition and career achievements. Certainly, both Amanda van Gils and Simon Collins have already received considerable attention with the inclusion of works into some of the nation’s most prestigious art prizes, as well as international showings of their paintings………

To read the full media release or to see images go to http://www.antheapolsonart.com.au/exhibitions.php


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