Cat Doyle: Heroes

Cat Doyle Bibliophilia

Art exhibition

5 - 27 Aug 2023

Spud Lane Galleries Presents:

CAT DOYLE — Bibliophilia

Standing on the shoulders of Kerouac and Ginsberg: Portraits of literary giants.

We are delighted to present "Bibliophilia," a new exhibition that delves into the erudite world of literature, through the eyes of resident artist, Cat Doyle.

The exhibition showcases a collection of small scale portraits of the literary giants of the twentieth century, and invites us to explore their profound impact on the written word.

From the Beat Generation's Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac to the dystopian visionaries George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, each writer has had a profound impact on our collective consciousness.

The artist's technique captures not just the physical likeness of these literary icons, but also their essence: their struggles, and their triumphs. Skillfully switching technique to suggest differing personalities, Doyle employs wild energetic brush strokes to suggest the adventurous spirit of Jack Kerouac, whereas Sylvia Plath is painted with delicate sensitivity.

You are invited to delve into the world of war poets with the inclusion of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, and explore the haunting worlds of Sylvia Plath and Franz Kafka. You will also encounter the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Oscar Wilde, and Primo Levi, whose incredible works have left an indelible mark on literature.

With meticulous attention to detail and great reverence for the written word, Doyle's tiny yet powerful portraits pay homage to the writers whose words have shaped our cultural landscape.

Virginia Woolf, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Virginia Woolf 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
SOLD
Aldous Huxley, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Aldous Huxley 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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Allen Ginsberg, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Allen Ginsberg 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
SOLD
Anais Nin, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Anais Nin 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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Ernest Hemingway, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Ernest Hemingway 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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F Scott Fitzgerald, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
F Scott Fitzgerald 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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Franz Kafka, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Franz Kafka 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
SOLD
George Orwell, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
George Orwell 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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Iris Murdoch, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Iris Murdoch 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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Jack Kerouac, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Jack Kerouac 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
SOLD
Siegfried Sassoon, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Siegfried Sassoon 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Lawrence Ferlinghetti 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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Lytton Strachey, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Lytton Strachey 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
SOLD
Mike Leigh, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Mike Leigh 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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Muriel Spark, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Muriel Spark 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
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Oscar Wilde, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Oscar Wilde 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
$450 | Purchase | Enquire
Primo Levi, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Primo Levi 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
$450 | Purchase | Enquire
Ray Bradbury, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Ray Bradbury 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
$450 | Purchase | Enquire
John Steinbeck, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
John Steinbeck 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
$450 | Purchase | Enquire
Sylvia Plath, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Sylvia Plath 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
$450 | Purchase | Enquire
Alan Bennett, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Alan Bennett 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
$450 | Purchase | Enquire
Tennessee Williams, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Tennessee Williams 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
SOLD
TS Eliot, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
TS Eliot 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
$450 | Purchase | Enquire
Wilfred Owen, Cat Doyle, 2023, Oil on panel, 25x25cm
Wilfred Owen 2023
Oil on panel, 25x25cm
$450 | Purchase | Enquire

EXHIBITION DATES:
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 Aug 2023
Spud Lane Annexe: Shop 6/91 Hoddle St, Robertson NSW 2577
(Exhibition continues in our laneway gallery at the rear of Highlands Hive)
Friday to Sunday, 10am–4pm

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday 5 August, 3-5pm.
With an opening address by Atul Joshi - neophyte writer and lifelong reader.

We look forward to welcoming you to this captivating exhibition that celebrates the fusion of art and literature.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
British-Australian artist Cat Doyle explores themes of loneliness and belonging with a particular interest in counterculture and literary circles. A Gateshead lass from North-east England, she now lives and works in the Southern Highlands NSW.

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