Michael McWilliams: An Aussie Wally

Exhibition of new paintings at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art is pleased to present new paintings by Tasmanian artist Michael McWilliams. The exhibition, An Aussie Wally, features an Australian wallaby (the pademelon, now extinct on the mainland) in every painting. Sometimes the wallaby is in its natural setting, sometimes somewhere a bit more unusual and sometimes it is a real 'Where's Wally' hunt to find.

Art Exhibition previously on at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 18 July 2015 to Saturday 29 August 2015

Wallaby Amazement image The Leafy Way image Lost in the Orient image

Published by anonymous on Saturday 18 July 2015.
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The exhibition highlights the artist’s concerns about the myriad of issues surrounding European colonisation. In Michael’s paintings, contemporary attitudes toward both native and introduced animals are registered, explored and humoursly played out. As Rod James describes in his catalogue essay, “The refined brushwork, subtle colours and dramatic treatment of light resemble the work of the great John Glover. Just as Glover’s style evolved over time so has that of McWilliams. His great capacity for storytelling and disarming sense of humour are matched by an aesthetic sensibility that continues to grow.”
Please contact the Gallery for a colour illustrated catalogue and preview the exhibition on our website www.diggins.com.au