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Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven't seen

A brilliant and surprising new touring exhibition from one of Australia’s best-known artists

‘These paintings were all done since the year 2000. They are sometimes works done on location or sometimes in the studio. And some are just what was in my imagination.’ - Ken Done

A vibrant and playful exhibition bringing together a vivid collection of mostly unseen works by one of Australia’s most iconic artists.
All of the paintings celebrate Done's love of colour and of life. The exhibition represents many of the artist’s favourite and best-loved subjects; the beach, the reef, and portraiture as well as his own personal environment – his garden and Cabin studio in Sydney.

‘Ken Done and his muse and mate, Judy, have been married for more than fifty years and have worked together for much of that time… Done paints what he likes. If he feels like it, he might paint a quartet of portraits of his all-time favourite dogs. In fact, he’s done just that, with a typical mixture of sensitivity and panache...Judy’s the gardener of the pair. Almost always, when Done paints Judy, she appears with flowers. In Judy, 2014, her husband inscribed her face on a crowded bed of flowers in violet, yellow, pink and orange. He set her alongside a landscape with floral arrangement in the iconoclastic Madonna and dog, 2000.’ - Dr Sarah Engledow, Curator, National Portrait Gallery Canberra. 

Exhibition Details

Opening and Gallery Launch: 6pm Friday 18 February
Closes: Sunday 20 March

Opening Details

Join us for the launch of our 2022 exhibition programme 'Vibrant', enjoy Dee Vine Estate wines and canapés with special guest, acclaimed Australian Artist Ken Done.

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Artist Talk Details

Join us at the Gallery for a special artist talk with Ken Done.

Explore his vibrant and playful exhibition "Paintings you probably haven’t seen" and listen to him speak about his art.

This is a free event, but registration is required as there are limited spots.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Free Event
Saturday 18 February 11am


Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2pm  
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm  
Closed: Monday & Tuesday  

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