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Landscape is a conversation

Richard Kenton Webb

Drawing on inspiration from a range of diverse influences such as art history, anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis and theology, Richard Kempton Webb explores the subjects of colour, creativity and the imagination. His paintings, drawings and prints are founded in the romantic and metaphysical traditions of the great English landscape paintings of his countrymen. This sensibility finds its Tasmanian inflection through his encounter with the power and strangeness of the island’s west during his residency at Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ) in 2014.

To satisfy his fascination with colour, Webb often makes his paints from scratch. In the remote west he met Rory Wray McCann, a retired metallurgist, who revealed the secret to extracting and refining pigment from western Tasmanian sulphides. The resulting rich palette of subtle, earthy and vibrant yellows was used to manifest the works in this exhibition.

Curator: Raymond Arnold

 

Presented by LARQ in association with Ten Days

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Free event

DURATION

Sat 21 – Sun 29 March, daily 2pm-6pm

DATES

Queenstown

LARQ (Landscape Art Research Queenstown)

Sat 21 Mar 2015, 2pm - 6pm Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2pm - 6pm Mon 23 Mar 2015, 2pm - 6pm Tue 24 Mar 2015, 2pm - 6pm Wed 25 Mar 2015, 2pm - 6pm Thu 26 Mar 2015, 2pm - 6pm Fri 27 Mar 2015, 2pm - 6pm Sat 28 Mar 2015, 2pm - 6pm Sun 29 Mar 2015, 2pm - 6pm

Drawing on inspiration from a range of diverse influences such as art history, anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis and theology, Richard Kempton Webb explores the subjects of colour, creativity and the imagination. His paintings, drawings and prints are founded in the romantic and metaphysical traditions of the great English landscape paintings of his countrymen. This sensibility finds its Tasmanian inflection through his encounter with the power and strangeness of the island’s west during his residency at Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ) in 2014.

To satisfy his fascination with colour, Webb often makes his paints from scratch. In the remote west he met Rory Wray McCann, a retired metallurgist, who revealed the secret to extracting and refining pigment from western Tasmanian sulphides. The resulting rich palette of subtle, earthy and vibrant yellows was used to manifest the works in this exhibition.

Curator: Raymond Arnold

 

Presented by LARQ in association with Ten Days

AAT-Artists-Talks-icon

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Queenstown
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Take a journey into the natural wonderland of Tasmania and listen to the voices of some of the most imperilled…

Sheffield
19 March
Stanley
20 March
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21 March
Tullah
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Strahan
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