A Chat With Fred

Artspace Gallery, Adelaide Festival Centre, August 2016


This project revolves around a revisitation of Fred Williams’ River Murray Scenes paintings that can be seen in the main foyer of the Festival Theatre. I have been curious to spend time examining this group of works and let them influence my own interest in landscape representation. An important part of the project has been travelling to the Murray to get a better understanding of it, as Fred Williams did, 45 years ago.

One of the more salient discoveries has been the examination of a suite of etchings that Fred Williams produced as part of his process, and later gifted the AFC. These will be displayed alongside new paintings as part of an exhibition at the Artspace Gallery.