The Mosman Historical Society invited Paul to speak at The Mosman Library on Wednesday 11th July 2012 on the subject of the Mosman artists he has been acquainted with over the years.
Gavin Souter, esteemed author of many scholarly histories, is the Patron of this highly regarded society and David Carment, brother of Paul’s friend artist Tom Carment, is the president Paul was delighted to find that John Dansie, whom he had sat alongside at Mosman Primary School, was a member of the Committee, as was the eminent Mosman General Practitioner Dr Charles Gay who had been a fellow student at Sydney Grammar School.
During his talk , which lasted 45 minutes, Paul spoke about many notable artists including; Julian Rossi Ashton, Howard Ashton, Richard and Wenda Ashton, his wife, Susan Delprat and father in law Brian Gaston, Sir Will Ashton, Salvatore Zofrea, Lloyd Rees, Nigel Thomson, Norman Lindsay, Dennis Adams, James R Jackson, Dora Toovey, Squire Morgan, Judy Lane, Ken Done, Michael Johnston, Chris Johnston, Brian Besly, Suzanne Alexander, Gerald and Rosemary Christmas, Jan Hook, Margo Freeman, Anne Cape, Nafisa Naomi, Shirley Perrott, Max Coleman, Stephen Coburn, Robert Dujin, Jessica Ashton, Guy Troughton, Kilmany Niland, Ruth Faeber and Ralph Heimans.
Paul joked that there were so many wonderful artists that he had known, or were current practitioners in Mosman, he would need to emulate Fidel Castro, who was known to speak for several days without fear of interruption.
Judy Boyd Lane is currently exhibiting a suite of fine sculptures and drawings at the Mosman Art Gallery.
They are inspired by a recent trip to Europe, where she was drawn to the sculptures in many museums in London and Paris. On show are a number of delicate drawings forming a flowing suite that grew from these experiences.
As is her custom Judy, who is a visual diarist, came back with many filled sketchbooks.
I shared a number of happy and fruitful years with Judy as a fellow student of Henry Cornwallis Gibbons and J Richard Ashton at the Julian Ashton Art School.
The works on show are the latest examples of an artist who has been a master in many mediums, including portraiture figure drawing and painting. She is also a highly respected teacher. We rejoice in this move into exciting new territory.
The exhibition runs from 30th June till 26th August 2012
Kathrin grew up in East Germany. The first art she saw was social realist propaganda. In her latest exhibition at the Catherine Asquith gallery in Melbourne she takes a nostalgic look back from her new homeland of Australia to deal with the paradox of a generation of liberated eastern bloc women.
With a mixture of satire, romance and sensuality she engages the viewer in a surrealistic, heart stopping journey.
It is heartening to see a young painter powerfully expressing her own original vision with this collection of very well-crafted works.
The exhibition, you should not miss, runs from the 3rd to the 21st July 2012 at 48 Oxford Street Collingwood.