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A Life in Print: The works of Ian Gardiner at Artspace

1 Nov 2018

A lifelong passion for travel is captured in brilliant artwork by the much-admired artist and teacher Ian Gardiner at Whitehorse Artspace throughout November and December.

Whitehorse Councillor Raylene Carr said the retrospective exhibition featured colourful etchings, linocuts, monoprints, woodcuts and woodblock prints.

“Ian was a Melbourne-based artist and his work is internationally recognised. He passed away in 2008 and a Life In Print is drawn primarily from a generous donation to the Whitehorse Art Collection from the artist’s estate in 2015,” Cr Carr said.

“We are very lucky to have such a fabulous body of work for present and future generations to enjoy.”

Bold, abstract and powerful interpretations of the human body are exhibited alongside stunning landscapes, many reflecting Gardiner’s lifelong passion for travel.

America, Italy and Japan are redolent in his art with later works highlighting the landscapes of Victoria, including the undulating hillsides of Somers on the Mornington Peninsula, expressed in painterly oil pastels.

The artist’s prints are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Nantenshi Gallery, Japan, National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Victoria and other galleries throughout Australia.

This exhibition is curated by guest curator Rodney James.

Official Launch
6pm Thursday 15 November 2018
You're invited to join us for the launch of this exhibition with opening remarks by the Curator, Rodney James.
RSVP essential by 8 November to artspace@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or phone 9262 6250.

Meet The Curator
2pm Saturday 1 December 2018
You're invited to join the Curator of this exhibition, Rodney James for a talk on the influential work of Ian Gardiner.
RSVP essential by 29 November to artspace@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or phone 9262 6250.

A Life in Print is a free exhibition from 9 November to 22 December 2018 at Whitehorse Artspace in Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. For more information, visit whitehorseartspace.com.au

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