Expanded Canvas – online exhibition

‘Expanded Canvas’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery exploring the dynamic and innovative nature of contemporary painting.

The traditional grid and two-dimensional picture planes are replaced by modern surfaces, including drop sheets, sign vinyl, virtual space, and the gallery wall itself. Colour spills, splatters, pools and stretches through the gallery space, in artworks that challenge possibilities of scale, form, colour and gesture. Pigment and brushwork are combined with elements from design, sculpture, animation and textiles to create vibrant and unexpected three-dimensional, virtual and ephemeral artworks.

‘Expanded Canvas’ showcases the ideas and aesthetics that characterise painting practice today, including artworks that reveal the continually evolving nature of the medium when fused with other disciplines and materials.

Featuring: David Harley, Lara Merrett, Judy Millar, Tom Polo, Bundit Puangthong and Huseyin Sami.

‘Expanded Canvas’ is on display at Town Hall Gallery from 23 April to 2 July 2022.

Image credit: Lara Merrett, detail from ‘Time after time (compendium of gestures)’, 2017, acrylic on canvas, dimensions variable. Installation view, 'Superposition of three types', 2017, curated by Talia Linz and Alexie Glass-Kantor, Artspace, Sydney. Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.

Exhibition photography

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