Preserving the highlights of the great Melbourne Art Exhibition.
Opening 1st May 6-9pm Exhibition 2nd May to 10th May Avalon Prand Peter Brandt
The value in his work is more as an exercise; to him, the finished piece is incidental.
Peter’s daily discipline produces prolific portraiture. Vindicated by an online appetite for consistent sources of content, people all over the world volunteering their faces for his habit. And a drawing archive of thousands to match. But even a cultivated habit requires courage to break. The struggle between being too conservative with colour, but hating to waste a drawing by being too crazy. This is his careful tightrope act to extract that elusive, effective technique.
Peter started putting up old work in the tunnel underneath our local railway station a few months ago. Each drawing is labelled with the subject and webpage along with a little note saying “TAKE ME HOME” and they disappear really quickly.
The exhibition runs from 11th August to 25th October.
The Grandview Hotel is prominent on the Great Western Highway on the south side, just east of the main shopping area. It is an easy walk from the train station.
Wentworth Falls is famous for its spectacular waterfalls on the south side. Locals might prefer the manmade lake on the north side – made to provide water for steam engines when the rail line came through last century. The lake has two playgrounds and new footpaths and covered bbq area.