Peter Wegner, ‘#10’, 2015. Pencil and beeswax, 30 x 22cm. Courtesy: the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne.

Peter Wegner’s current exhibition presents a poignant series of wax dipped drawings, created by the artist during the last eight weeks of a close friend’s life. The resulting drawings are compelling and deeply affecting. Suffused with emotion, there is tenderness and respect for the subject in every elegant, sinuous line. Wegner does not rework his drawings after a sitting, allowing each artwork to speak of a single moment in time; open, raw and honest in their representations of suffering and of peace.

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm 24 July 2018
Exhibition closes: 12 August 2018
Location: Australian Galleries, 35 Derby St, Collingwood VIC
Phone: +61 3 9417 4303


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