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Max Gimblett—50 years of drawing

Wednesday 20 July 2016, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

$15.00 – $25.00


This is a special opportunity to meet artist Max Gimblett and hear him talk about his exhibition at the Page Blackie Gallery.

Max Gimblett—50 Years of Drawing beautifully and thoughtfully shines a spotlight on Max’s drawing practice, his engagement with contemporary and historical spiritual practices of the East and West, a ravenous love of mythology, expressed in dynamic brushwork, geometric pencil compositions, and lush meditative ink fields.  The backbone of Max’s practice is, and always has been, drawing. When people say to Max, “My child could do that,” Max invariably responds with gratitude for the compliment. As Picasso, an enormous influence on Max, famously said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

The exhibition is a celebration of Max’s mark making skill, his range, and formidable talents. Works across the spectrum of his practice, from exquisite line drawings and deftly accurate portraiture, to the rising influence of Eastern calligraphic forms and Abstract Expressionist principles, revealed themselves to us and we felt a great urgency to share them.

Max Gimblett is extremely candid about his life and practice; even so, when we began putting together this exhibition, spending days in Max’s New York studio looking through the many hundreds of his drawings from 1964 through to the present, only then did we realize the treasure we had before us and how much more there was to the story of the artist’s life.

We are enormously proud to present this exhibition at Page Blackie Gallery, illustrating fifty years of Max’s practice, in this, the 80th year of the Master’s life.

Marcia Page and James Blackie

NB: As the tour of the exhibition will involve moving around the gallery, seating is not included.

Feature image courtesy of Page Blackie Gallery


Wednesday 20 July 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$15.00 – $25.00
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