Painted Land – Steve Sedgwick

4th July 2018 – 5th August 2018

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Steve Sedgwick is a Ballarat based artist who sees more than landscape. In his series Painted Land, Steve celebrates the complex colours and ever-changing nature of the Australian natural landscape.

He slowly reduces the elements down to their constituent parts of tone and shape and colour until they barely resemble the landscape that inspired them. Steve paints in the open air, which gives each paint stroke a sense of place and time.

He also works within the studio, taking the memories and fragments back to his enclosed environment and working his pieces into distinct abstracts. His confidence of mark making brings to mind Fred Williams and Arthur Streeton.

Drinks and meet the artist on 5th July