Resist the spirit of the times surveys the first twelve years of the artist’s career, bringing together over thirty paintings and drawings from private and public collections. With a focus on Malherbe’s acclaimed landscapes, nudes and still lifes, this exhibition highlights the artist’s deeply personal and honest process of painting from life to capture the essence of his subjects. Resisting the ever shifting trends and moods of the contemporary art world, Malherbe has stayed true to his reductive approach to colour and surfaces that speak of the artistic process.
Malherbe, who migrated to Australia in 1971, lives in Blackheath, Blue Mountains. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Australia and Europe. He is a four times finalist in the Wynne Prize for Landscape (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) AGNSW and finalist in the Archibald Prize for Portraiture (2010) AGNSW, a finalist of Mosman Art Prize (2014 and 2015) Mosman Regional Art Gallery and winner of Naked and Nude The Manning Art Prize (2015) Manning Regional Gallery. In 2010 he was awarded the highly sought after AGNSW Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. His work is represented in private and public collections across Australia including Manning Regional Gallery Collection and Redland Art Gallery Collection.
Robert Malherbe is represented by Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane and James Making Gallery, Collingwood.
A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition
ROBERT MALHERBE Blackheath street landscape 2014, oil on linen, 91 x 71 cm. Image courtesy the artist
Saturday 21 May, 11:00 – 12:00pm
FREE with Gallery ticket.
Find out more about the exhibition and join artist Robert Malherbe for a lunchtime talk.
RSVP’s appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.