‘Nowhere to Here’ by Brian Osborne

From Wed 18 January 2023
Until Sat 25 February 2023
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
01/18/2023 9:00 am 02/25/2023 5:00 pm ‘Nowhere to Here’ by Brian Osborne ‘Nowhere to Here’ by Brian Osborne is a community exhibition examining the impact of bushfires on the Australian landscape, communities, and in collective memory. Like many Victorians, Brian Osborne was affected by the Ash Wednesday and the Black Saturday fires. Osborne processed the devastation of these disasters through his art, capturing the path and evolution of the scorched Australian landscape. Osborne’s abstracted, large-scale paintings track the barren, burnt orange earth as it begins to bear new growth after unimaginable destruction. This exhibition demonstrates the regenerative nature of the burnt landscape, both as documentation and as a visual metaphor for the lives still being rebuilt after unthinkable hardship. As life re-births from the ashes, it begs the question, ‘where to now from here?’ Image credit: Brian Osborne, ‘Landscape 6 (after a photo by John Flannagan)’, 2022, oil on canvas, 102 x 102cm, image courtesy of the artist. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

‘Nowhere to Here’ by Brian Osborne is a community exhibition examining the impact of bushfires on the Australian landscape, communities, and in collective memory.

Like many Victorians, Brian Osborne was affected by the Ash Wednesday and the Black Saturday fires. Osborne processed the devastation of these disasters through his art, capturing the path and evolution of the scorched Australian landscape. Osborne’s abstracted, large-scale paintings track the barren, burnt orange earth as it begins to bear new growth after unimaginable destruction.

This exhibition demonstrates the regenerative nature of the burnt landscape, both as documentation and as a visual metaphor for the lives still being rebuilt after unthinkable hardship. As life re-births from the ashes, it begs the question, ‘where to now from here?’

Image credit: Brian Osborne, ‘Landscape 6 (after a photo by John Flannagan)’, 2022, oil on canvas, 102 x 102cm, image courtesy of the artist.
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Boroondara Arts
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Visual Arts