The Dalby Art Gallery
Who are the 'THREE WELL KNOWN AUSTRALIANS'
in the Painting
GUESS WHO? Locals are being invited to guess who the three well-know Australians are in this painting.
If there’s such a thing as comfort food in the visual arts world, Martin Shaw’s painting may well be it. Created in 1982, Three Well-Known Australians is striking in its simplicity: three abstract figures – a headless blue figure, a crouching red figure and a green figure holding an umbrella – sit on a bright yellow background.
But the artwork isn’t just about acrylics on canvas. Shaw, 62, has been touring his painting around Australia since 1983, collecting the names of the people who have visited the work, and cataloging in yearbooks whom they think the figures might represent.
Shaw sees his project as something that ought to stand the test of time. “These yearbooks form a portrait of Australia – what people in 1983 thought is going to be different to what people think in a 100 years’ time,” he says.
is closed temporarily for painting and maintenance.
Gallery107@Dalby will be painted from the week starting the 15th June.
We are excited to have a very different exhibition coming from the end of July to the end of August.
THREE WELL KNOWN AUSTRALIANS
The painting has visited over 210 venues around Australia. Shaw hopes Three Well-Known Australians will continue to tour for many generations.
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