Andy Collis & Tony Martin
Thursday, 27 July - Friday, 11 August
"The paintings constituting this most recent body of my work, the Pathways exhibition, were all executed on a ten-acre property, near Avoca Beach on the Central Coast of Australia.
My painting studio - a converted old horse stable - is also nestled in the heart of the property.
All the sites for the works are therefore within walking distance of the studio, or even viewed from the studio door"
- Andy Collis
“This body of work has been over a decade in the making. A little over ten years ago I was visiting an elderly gentleman in Michigan, renewing a friendship that began when I boarded with his family when I was a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame in the late 70s. During our conversation he showed me, with great pride, a beautiful collection of scrimshaw – the result of a lifetime of collecting from the Cape Cod to Prince Edward Island coastline. I found the objects utterly seductive. Gleaming, silky smooth whale ivory was decorated with dark brown carvings of nautical themes.” – Tony Martin