• EXHIBITIONS

    2018 - CHARLES BLACKMAN

    All About Cats


    Exhibition dates: 4 - 23 DECEMBER 2018

    Charles Blackman Cut Out Sculptures

    The Cut Out Sculptures were originally conceived in the 1960’s in Blackman’s studio in Woollahra. He worked extensively on the idea of creating this striking silhouette images, elaborating a series of stencil paintings and sketches. Charles always said that what was left out of an image was just as important as what was put in, so the cut away spaces are equally as important as the mass.

    These sculptures were cut into bronze and made into small editions, under Charles’ supervision. They were then powder coloured with a selection of some of his favourite colours from his unique and very individual palette. These sculptures were some of the last works that Charles was working on towards the end of his life, and were released to celebrate his 90th birthday this year.


    Charles Blackman Cats

    This series of 9 images inspired by a cat having nine lives and as a celebration of Charles 9th decade. Charles was always inspired by Cats, which often are the protagonist or muse in his artworks. These particular cats were inspired by the Mark Twain book of Illustrated Cats, which was illustrated by the artist. Here they have been elevated to a bold and striking medium and size, they are the last images that Charles was working on.
     

    Charles Blackman Etchings

    The four etchings that have been editioned to celebrate the 90th year of Charles Blackman show his masterly ability as an etcher. Charles would often say “You can’t hide behind a line”. He first started making etchings in the 1970s when he was recovering from an ear operation, and a friend prepared him some etching plates. Charles also intended to make his unique images more affordable and available for all art lovers.

    Charles Blackman Cut Out Sculptures

    The Cut Out Sculptures were originally conceived in the 1960’s in Blackman’s studio in Woollahra. He worked extensively on the idea of creating this striking silhouette images, elaborating a series of stencil paintings and sketches. Charles always said that what was left out of an image was just as important as what was put in, so the cut away spaces are equally as important as the mass.

    These sculptures were cut into bronze and made into small editions, under Charles’ supervision. They were then powder coloured with a selection of some of his favourite colours from his unique and very individual palette. These sculptures were some of the last works that Charles was working on towards the end of his life, and were released to celebrate his 90th birthday this year.


    Charles Blackman Cats

    This series of 9 images inspired by a cat having nine lives and as a celebration of Charles 9th decade. Charles was always inspired by Cats, which often are the protagonist or muse in his artworks. These particular cats were inspired by the Mark Twain book of Illustrated Cats, which was illustrated by the artist. Here they have been elevated to a bold and striking medium and size, they are the last images that Charles was working on.
     

    Charles Blackman Etchings

    The four etchings that have been editioned to celebrate the 90th year of Charles Blackman show his masterly ability as an etcher. Charles would often say “You can’t hide behind a line”. He first started making etchings in the 1970s when he was recovering from an ear operation, and a friend prepared him some etching plates. Charles also intended to make his unique images more affordable and available for all art lovers.