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Retreat

25 May - 19 June

25 May – 19 June 2021

hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 11am to 3pm
admission: Free

…local landscapes and private domestic environments which have become increasingly important spaces of both refuge and of tension over the last year.

Yellow Brick Front Garden, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 100cm x 75cm. SOLD

Beckoning Cats, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 120cm x 101cm, $1250 (framed)

Still life with Vase, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 90cm x 77cm. SOLD

Back of Smith Street Shop #2, 2021, oil and acrylic on canvas, 90cm x 120cm, $1,500 (framed)

Lounge Room, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 87cm x 120.5cm, $950 (framed)

Williamstown Front Yard, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 122cm x 104cm. SOLD

Smith Street Shop, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 130cm x 94cm, $1500 (framed)

Fitzroy Houses, 2020, oil on canvas, 120 x 110 cm. SOLD

Zali (shell), 2021, oil and acrylic on canvas, 104cm x 130cm, $1,800 (framed)

Lounge Room (small), 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 85cm x 100cm, $700 (framed)

East Melbourne, 2021, oil and acrylic on canvas, 150 x 131 cm. SOLD

Liv's Apartment, 2021, oil and acrylic on canvas, 150 x 131 cm. SOLD

Retreat by James Grant explores local landscapes and private domestic environments which have become increasingly important spaces of both refuge and of tension over the last year. The exhibition draws on objects which accumulate in these spaces, and which we use to build identity, connection, and happiness.

James Grant grew up travelling with his family in several areas across northern and central Australia, including the Kimberly and Arnhem Land whilst living in Alice Springs and Darwin. On his return to Melbourne, he commenced a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. After graduating in 2016, Grant spent several years travelling and working.

As for many other artists, the 2020 lockdown forced a reset of his art practice. In this recent collection of work, Grant has been drawn to the vibrancy and beauty of his Melbourne locale, and its striking contrast to the rugged, regional landscapes he grew up with.

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts – University of Melbourne (2014 – 2016)

Exhibitions
2019 – ‘Portraits between Alice Springs and Darwin’ – Red Gallery (September 2019)
2019 – ‘Portraits between Alice Springs and Darwin’ – Rubicon ARI (June 2019)
2017 – Small painting exhibition Brunswick St Street Gallery (December 2017)
2016 – Victoria College of the Arts Graduation Show (November 2016)

Details

Start:
25 May
End:
19 June
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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

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Artist
James Grant
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