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18 June - 29 June

18 – 29 June 2024

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

Episodes from History and from observation and memory rearranged in a Realist painterly way.

Image 1: Flowers of Carnage 1, Clive Jones, 2023, oil on canvas, 71.5 x 112cm
Image 2: Crassus, Clive Jones, 2022, oil on canvas, 66 x 112cm
Image 3: Polyphemus, Clive Jones, 2023, oil on canvas, 120 x 71.5cm
Image 4: Ferny Creek trees, Clive Jones, 2024, oil on canvas, 77 x 102cm
Image 5: Charon, Clive Jones, 2023, oil on canvas, 137.5 x 92cm
Image 6: Feathers, Clive Jones, 2020, oil on canvas, 92 x 138.5cm

Oil painter, artist and master of scenic art for film and television.

With five decades of experience in creating scenery for film and television, Clive Jones can rightfully be called a master of the scenic arts. Beginning with a diploma of art and design at Caulfield Tech Clive went on to complete a major in painting.

He then worked for a wide variety of theatre companies as a designer, painter, props maker and stage hand, including four years working on stadium shows with the Walt Disney Company that toured throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.

During this time he developed an interest in the forms of cultural imperialism represented by American entertainment productions. These working-class reflections on cultural forces were also developed through travelling and artistic observation. Clive travelled widely in a pre-globalisation era, when much of the world still retained strong national identities represented through clothing, imagery and costume.

A journal practice of frequent drawing and photography emerged to document these rare experiences, building up folios of notes and references that would create a wealth of reference material for Clive to draw on in future paintings.

Alongside these travels, he developed a significant career as an art director in the emerging Australian film and television industry with roles on productions such as The Sullivans in 1976, Against the Wind, Ned Kelly, Road Games, The Blue Lagoon filmed in Fiji in 1979, continuing with Strikebound, Kangaroo, Five Mile Creek, Round the Twist etc. Following a move to New Zealand, Clive worked as an art director on the 90s US TV series Hercules, which sparked a keen interest in Greek mythology.

On his return to Australia Clive built a studio at home so he could concentrate on his own painting. He continues to work as a specialist scenery painter and scenic artist in film and television on shows such as Shantaram, The Dry, Dirt Music, The Newsreader, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart etc.

Clive has maintained a decades long studio practice as an oil painter, and in 2010 he staged his first self titled solo exhibition of large canvases at 1000 Pound Bend gallery in Melbourne CBD. This was followed in 2018 by Light and GLOOM at Neon Parlour in Thornbury. In 2023 he held a third successful solo show In Reality at a Fitzroy gallery. In 2024 he shows new paintings in his exhibition more than this at fortyfivedownstairs gallery.

Opening Night
Tuesday 18th June
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Large Gallery

Free Entry.
All Welcome.
No Booking Required.


18 June
29 June
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fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9662 9966
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