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An Evening with Noel McKenna

January 27 | 5:00 pm7:00 pm AEDT


Artist talk with Noel McKenna.

5pm – 6pm Join in with an art making activity in the gallery.

6pm – 7pm Listen in to a conversation panel with Artist Noel McKenna, Senior Curator Kim Blunt, and Gallery Engagement Officer, Maree Skene as they discuss art and life and the culmination of both within this eclectic and contemplative show.

About the Artist:

“Noel McKenna has an eye for the seemingly banal yet incredibly loaded and poetic moment.” Dan Rule, The Age, 2013

Noel McKenna works in a variety of media, including oil, enamel and watercolour, lithography and etching, ceramic and metal. He produces offbeat depictions of everyday scenes, often including displaced objects, people and animals. His spare canvases hint at narratives beyond the picture plane, often movingly depicting the relationship between humans and animals.

Noel McKenna is a finalist in the 2021 Dobell Drawing Prize, as well as in 2019. In the same year his work was shown at Art Basel, Switzerland; Sydney Contemporary; Bayside Gallery, Brighton; and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, and he released the publication End Street through Perimeter Editions. He was a finalist in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2016, 2015 & 2014 Sir John Sulman Prizes, as well as a finalist in the 2018, 2017 & 2014 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2016 McKenna’s work featured in the Dobell Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

This wonderfully autobiographical exhibition takes us on a journey that speculates on his life “this is a contemplation of things that have come about, or have not come about or what may come about or what may never come about” – Noel McKenna


January 27
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm AEDT
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Maitland Regional Art Gallery
230 High Street
MAITLAND, nsw 2320 Australia
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