Lawrence Daws signature exhibition

A solo exhibition featuring one of Australia’s well  known artists, Lawrence Daws, is now open at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery.


The exhibition titled Lawrence Daws: Held Close showcases works selected from the artist’s personal collection, giving a rare insight into what Daws would believe are his most significant achievements from his illustrious 73-year career.


Spokesperson for Lifestyle and Amenity Councillor Denise Sims said Lawrence is a masterful artist with his use of metaphysical symbols.


“Last year we had the works of Australian art royalty Brett Whiteley (1939-1992) showcased at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery and now to have the works of another acclaimed artist feature in our art gallery is a testament to our strong commitment to arts and culture in our region,” Cr Sims said.


“But that’s not where the similarities stop.


“Lawrence also has a special connection with the Moreton Bay Region having been drawn to Bribie Island where he lived from 1970 to 1974 and developed a strong friendship with Scottish artist Ian Fairweather.


“Most recognised for his landscape paintings, Lawrence influences stem from his studies in engineering, architecture and art as well as his close connection with works by 15th Century Italian painter Piero della Francesca.


“This exhibition that features more than 30 of his works between 1951 and 2017, is significant and one that will surely inspire our local artists.


“We are incredibly proud to give our local residents the opportunity to view an exhibition of this calibre right here in our own art gallery at Caboolture.


Lawrence Daws: Held Close, which will be at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery until July 28 2018, was developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council in partnership with Philip Bacon Galleries.


Council will also hold an In Conversation event with arts writer Louise Martin-Chew on June 16 giving Lawrence the opportunity to share the ideas and influences that have sustained his career. Bookings are essential.


For more information on the exhibition and booking details head to:

Photo Above : The Cage

Photos below: Mandela V and Golden Summer

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