Robert Malherbe: Resist the spirit of the times - Art Collector

Robert Malherbe, Blackheath Landscape, 2014. Oil on linen, 91 x 71cm, Finalist 2015 Wynne Prize, (AGNSW), Private Collection. Courtesy: the artist and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

A survey of the first twelve years of Robert Malherbe’s career at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for Autumn 2016.

Resist the spirit of the times, this survey looks at the first twelve years of Robert Malherbe’s fine art career, highlighting his achievements across expressive landscapes, considered still life and sensual figure studies. Malherbe's masterly use of colour, luscious paint applications and bold mark-­ā€makings are all on show. Working directly from life, Malherbe transforms the everyday into personal little dramas.

Over thirty works are featured with paintings and drawings sourced from private and public collections. Highlights include Malherbe’s finalist works from the 2013 & 2015 Wynne Prize for Landscape (AGNSW) and his winning figure painting from the 2015 Manning Art Prize (Nude and Naked). A selection of the artist’s sketchbooks will also be on view.

Artist Talk: Saturday 21 May 2016, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join artist Robert Malherbe for a lunchtime talk. Free with Gallery ticket.

Exhibition opens: 30 April 2016
Exhibition closes: 5 June 2016
Location: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW
Contact: 02 4780 5410

About Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

Opened 17 November 2012, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre features the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and World Heritage Exhibition which is devoted to education about the distinctive environment, history and culture of the Blue Mountains region. The Cultural Centre is co-located with the new Katoomba Library.

The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains.

Built on the highest point in Katoomba with panoramic views of the World Heritage area, it links the main shopping precinct on Katoomba Street through enhanced pedestrian connections.

Being the first publicly owned and managed, purpose designed facility of the arts to be constructed in the Blue Mountains, it is expected that the development will significantly contribute to the improvement of the economic health and cultural vitality of the Blue Mountains and the surrounding regions.

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