Over a six month period, five Year 10 and Year 11 Trinity Grammar School students visited Euan Macleod’s studio, his solo exhibition at Clayton Utz and were given generous access to his archives.
Choosing to focus on the theme of the guardian figure, they have selected over 40 paintings, sketches and preliminary drawings spanning 1983 to 2019, touching on key periods of Macleod’s work including his family portraits of the late 1980s – 1990s, the Lyttelton Harbour paintings beginning in the early 2000s and the Gallipoli and Colossus paintings since 2010.
The Young Curators initiative was created and developed by 3:33 Art Projects. It sees Australian high school students work with a professional artist to select and present an exhibition of the artist’s work. Delmar Gallery is proud to be working in association with 3:33 Art Projects to present the inaugural exhibition.
Student curatorial team: Lewis Dobbin, Euan Germanos, Lewis Kanellos, Alexi Little and James Wang
Euan Macleod is represented in Sydney by King Street Gallery on William
Exhibition launch on Wednesday 19 June
5.15pm: artist and student curator talk
6.00pm: official opening with guest speaker Nick Vickers, independent curator
Free gallery talk: Thursday 4 July, 2.30pm with Delmar Gallery Assistant, Christine Smalley
Exhibition dates: 20 June – 4 August, 2019
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm
View the exhibition catalogue here
Image: Euan Macleod, Returning Memories 2002, oil on canvas, 180 x 137cm. Courtesy of the artist and King Street on William Gallery.