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19 July - 30 July
19 July – 30 July 2022
Tuesday – Friday 12am to 6pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
Evenings: Tuesday & Friday 6pm – 8pm
fortyfivedownstairs and Queenscliff Gallery present Mungo, a solo painting exhibition by artist Susan Wald, as part of the 2022 gallery program.
‘These are pictures for our time. Pictures that are refined by time, they are thoughtful, and speak of death and birth in one. They speak of the end point of the Australian landscape, the dry, desolate, final images of one of the world’s driest continents.
Mungo is known worldwide as a place of discovery; of Mungo man, and Mungo woman, a marker that starts a chronology for our First Peoples.’
— Dr Thomas Middlemost, excerpt from opening speech Mildura Arts Centre, 2020
Susan Wald is a Melbourne-based artist who works primarily in monotypes and oil paintings. Wald has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions since her graduation from Victoria College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours), and has also earned numerous awards, most recently the 2019 Print Commission from the Print Council of Australia . Her figurative works inhabit their own internal mood, space, and light, and her oil paintings have been described as a ” meditative abstraction using a limited range of colours” (The Making, Dr. M E McGuire).