Orange Regional Gallery will host an extraordinary series of artworks by prolific Australian artist Kevin Connor, including 600 sketchbook drawings, large-scale paintings and sculptures.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the upcoming exhibition, The Forever One Day, would present a remarkable body of work by one of Australia’s best known draughtsmen and contemporary painters of the urban environment.
“The Forever One Day is a collection of figurative paintings, drawings and bronzes by Kevin Connor from the 1960s to today,” Cr Kidd said.
“The exhibition highlights Connor’s personal observations of people particularly in urban settings over the last six decades”.
Connor won the Archibald prize twice (1975 and 1977) and has been a finalist 26 times.
He won the Sulman Prize twice (1991 and 1997) and is the only artist to have won the Dobell Prize for Drawing twice (1992 and 2005).
He has exhibited in the Wynne Prize 9 times and been selected as a finalist twice (1961 and 2010).
Orange City Council Services Policy Committee Chair Stephen Nugent said this opening would include an activity space for youngsters.
“We’re working hard to ensure our community spaces can be enjoyed by people of all ages and demographics,” Cr Nugent said.
“We want to encourage as many people as possible to explore our cultural spaces.
“Families are welcome to attend the opening on Saturday September 29 from 6pm.
“Primary aged children will get creative in the gallery’s workshop space while adults enjoy a glass of wine from De Salis, local live music and art from one of Australia’s foremost artists in the main Gallery.”
The exhibition opens Saturday September 29, at 6pm and will continue until November 25.