Jonathan Dalton: The Remnants of a Migrant's Tale - Art Collector

Jonathan Dalton, The Remnants of a Migrant's Tale, 2016. Oil on canvas, 91 x 121cm.Courtesy: the artist and Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney

Drawing on old journals, postcards, notepads and, as Dalton puts it, ‘the other detritus of a life extinguished,’ the work chooses scenes from the life of a young migrant leaving Ireland in 1937 on the slow boat to Australia. It is a narrative tale that wanders and leads the viewer through loss and belonging, where fictive elements are rendered real, a story unfolds and the fragility of the moment is allowed.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 23 June 2016
Exhibition closes: 8 July 2016
Location: Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Level 1 King Street, Sydney, NSW
Contact: 02 9262 6660

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