Tony Twigg Remains of Love
2 Mar - 7 Apr 2019
Spud Lane Studios Presents its Inaugural Exhibition:
TONY TWIGG — Remains of Love
A new body of work.
"In 2003, I put up a show at the Ray Hughes Gallery celebrating life's four virtues: faith, love, hope, and charity.
One of the works sold, Charity and it still hangs in a living room where I see it from time to time when I visit for a bowl of pasta and a beer. Faith became the centre piece of a exhibition at Galleria Duemila in Manila where it was sold to a local collector. Hope was reworked for the living room of a newly renovated house in Bronte. A few years later it was auctioned when the house was sold.
And Love, Love found it's way back to my place, a little scuffed and dusty after its years in Ray's stockroom.
I kept it in the studio. I tried it outside hoping that the elements might intervene. They didn't. Without much luck, I chanced my hand at rebuilding it. More time and along the way it split in two, like osmosis. Seperate, held together invisible - a vessel charged with sentiment and duality..."
From the remains of Love, the other eleven artworks in this exhibition took shape, and grew into what you see here today. Painstakingly crafted from enamel paint on timber, constructed and reworked until they were just right, these sculptural artworks represent the artist's exploration of love and its many facets.
Installation Photo. Remains of Love, 2019, Spud Lane Studios
Tony Twigg (b. 1953 in Australia) has a strong international practice with over 40 solo exhibitions presented in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and the USA. Over his long career Twigg has also been known for his multi-disciplinary and film works, included in the iconic Cannes Film Festival. He studied painting in Australia and received his Master of Visual Arts from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney in 1985.
He was a recipient of Australia Council Manila Studio Grant (1996), Rimbun Dahan Malaysian residency (2005), TARP Residency TAKSU Kuala Lumper (2009), and traveled to Beijing to complete a residency with Red Gate Gallery in 2012. Twigg's work is held in major museum collections and in private and corporate collections across Southeast Asia and Australia.
Saturday 2 March – Sunday 7 April 2019
Spud Lane Studios, U1/74-76 Hoddle Street, Robertson NSW 2577
Thursday to Sunday, 10am–4pm
Saturday 2 March, 3pm
With an opening address by Hon. Michael Yabsley.
KINDLY SPONSORED BY:
Arthead Moss Vale and Tertini Wines. Thank you for your support!
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