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In Waking Hours

13 February - 9 March

13 February – 9 March 2024

hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm
admission: Free

…fleeting moments in the life of the city…

In Waking Hours presents an evocative collection of Melbourne-inspired streetscape paintings from 2023 National Emerging Art Prize winner Joe Whyte.

Drawing inspiration from the streets, the laneways, and the light of the inner-city, it is both a love letter to Melbourne, and a poignant exploration of the connectedness and the distance which exist in urban life.

This series of intricate oil paintings explores the themes of place and our sense of belonging, with the ever-changing nature of the city reflecting the transient nature of our lives and loves.

Derived from the artist’s countless hours sketching in Melbourne’s backstreets and hidden corners, In Waking Hours serves as a time capsule of reverently observed and ultimately fleeting moments in the life of the city.

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Image Credits:

Found and Lost, 2023, oil on linen, 46 x 80cm

Last Glimspe, 2023, oil on linen, 46 x 81 cm

Leaving, 2023, oil on linen, 51 x 107cm

Old and New Brunswick, 2023, oil on linen, 56 x 97cm

PRIZES
2023
National Emerging Art Prize – Winner
William Fletcher Foundation Rome Residency – Winner
Harden Art Prize – Winner
Hadley’s Art Prize – Finalist
Lethbridge Landscape Prize – Finalist
Naked and Nude Prize – Finalist
Kennedy Prize – Finalist
2022
AME Bale Travelling Scholarship – Finalist
Lethbridge Landscape Prize – Finalist
2021
Communication Arts Award of Excellence – Winner
Rick Amor Drawing Prize – Finalist
American Illustration – Juried Selection
2020
AME Bale Drawing Prize – Winner
2018
AME Bale Travelling Scholarship – Finalist

PUBLICATIONS
2021
Communication Arts Illustration Annual
American Illustration Annual
2019
Spectrum Fantastic Arts
2009
Gigposters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century
2004
The Art of Modern Rock

SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2023
National Emerging Art Prize
Michael Reid Art Bar, Sydney
Five and Under
Arcadia Contemporary, New York
Hadley’s Art Prize
Hadley’s Orient, Hobart
Lethbridge Landscape Prize
Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Vanguard
Outre Gallery, Melbourne
Light & Space
Divisions Gallery, Melbourne
2022
AME Bale Finalists
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne
Lethbridge Landscape Prize
Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Emergence
Divisions Gallery, Melbourne
2021
Rick Amor Drawing Prize
McLelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Langwarrin
2020
All We Love We Leave Behind – Solo Show
Pea Green Boat Gallery, Melbourne
AME Bale Finalists
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne

Opening Night
Tuesday 13th February
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Small Gallery

Artist Talk
Saturday 9th March
2:00pm
Small Gallery
*Free Entry*
*All Welcome*
*No Booking Required*

Details

Start:
13 February
End:
9 March
Event Category:

Venue

fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone
03 9662 9966
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Organiser

fortyfivedownstairs
Phone
03 9662 9966
Email
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

Other

Artist
Joe Whyte
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