The Unrepentant Illustrator Returns

18/05/2018 18:00
24/06/2018 16:00

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Well-known Margaret River artist Chris Williamson returns to ArtGeo with an exhibition of thirty eight new works celebrating life, love and the power of pen and ink.

 

This engaging exhibition titled Encore! The Unrepentant Illustrator confirms Williamson’s reputation as one of WA’s most idiosyncratic illustrators.

 

Williamson’s drawings reflect his penchant for old fashioned modes of transport and the language of maps. They also capture his passion for pantomime and childhood memories.

 

This gently subversive collection of drawings, collage and mixed-media works transports us back to a time when a ride on a tram cost tuppence, small boys played with Meccano, the pencil was the weapon of choice, a mouse was prey for the studio cat, and children were unaware of the perils of social media.

 

Encore! The Unrepentant Illustrator runs from 18 May until 24 June.

 

Official opening:               18 May, 6 – 7.30pm

 

                                                ArtGeo Gallery

 

                                                Queen Street Cultural Precinct, Busselton

 

Guest speaker:                 Dr Fred Affleck, AO

 

                                                President of Arts Margaret River

 

Artist’s talk:                        3 June @ 2pm

 

All welcome. Chris will share his work, process and inspiration in a deeply personal and often hilarious talk.