Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Greg Weight at Australian Galleries Roylston St - 7 August
We had been meaning to get down to the Roylston street outpost of Australian Galleries to check out the Greg Weight show but only just made it, visiting on the last day. This show was called "see you tomorrow at 2" which is meant to be the photographers last words to the artist Margaret Olley who passed away last year.
These photos are of her house on Duxford Street in Paddington. They are quite a fascinating documentation of her studio, which was quite the cluttered space. We found the show very interesting, firstly to get a look inside an artists studio but also to picture the inside of a Paddington terrace house of a neighbour. In a quite random sense I have lived around the corner from Margaret Olley twice, as she had owned a lovely historic house in my home town of Maitland in the 70s. The images themselves would work easily on your walls, much like one of Olley's still lifes, although at $1600-$2000 for an edition of 8 I think I could live without one. We didn't have to worry as our favourites had mostly sold out, like the above image "the dining table". It was good to see this show and then the artscape documentary on Olley that the ABC recently televised.
Points: 3 for the dining table, 2 for the cherries and 1 for the lounge room. Click here to see all the images for yourself.