5 - 30 May Defiance Gallery at Mary Place, Paddington
8 May - 6 June Defiance Gallery, Newtown
Joe Furlonger is one of Australia’s most respected landscape painters, nine times finalist in the Archibald, winner of the Moet & Chandon Fellowship in 1988 and the Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape in 2002. His work is represented in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Joe Furlonger’s survey exhibition is shown throughout the ground floor and first floor galleries at Defiance Gallery at Mary Place and includes paintings, works on paper and ceramics. A selection of works on paper is also on show at Defiance Gallery, Newtown. The exhibition spans from 1980 to the present day and includes works from all of the major thematic subjects throughout his career including figurative work from the bathers, mother and child, animals and the circus series. The wide ranging landscape works depict the mountains of China to the central desert of Australia, the Eastern Downs and Darling Downs of Queensland and out to the seascapes of the Capricorn Coast.