introducing chris duffy

We are very excited to open our new exhibition by Chris Duffy and Dawn Lim.

Their exhibition unofficially opened today at 11am and officially opens tomorrow at 12pm (Saturday 11 February 2012).

You’re invited to join us on Saturday to meet Chris and Dawn in person.

Here is a little bit about Chris Duffy…

Born 1966 in Melbourne Australia to an Irish father & Polish mother, Chris moved to London in 1970 and lived there until 1988. Chris returned to Australia after working  double shifts at the local pub to save money for the airfare. Since returning to Australia he has worked in the construction industry, sales, & at a funeral parlour.

Chris attended La Trobe University in Bendigo as a mature aged student in 1997 after completing the first year of a Fine Arts Diploma at Benalla TAFE.

A friend convinced me to join the local art group & try for my diploma, reluctantly I did but after just two weeks I knew I had found my calling in life and art was the only path for me. I was one of those kids who, if I wasn’t kicking a football I would be drawing. Often I would wag school to visit London’s great galleries or museums where I would copy (mostly) Rubens nudes in my text books or just stare for hours at the magnificent art on the walls. The smell of ‘old’ paint and the awestruck wonder of this experience is something that has always stayed with me….I have never known to ‘not’ want to draw or paint. – Chris Duffy

Chris Duffy’s work is primarily concerned with eroticism, reality, sensualism and colour. Chris says a recent highlight was an artist residency at a working brothel in Melbourne, ‘All the senses in overdrive tingling, nervous, watching from the shadows, the sideways glances, titillating & in a flux of constant arousal. At times funny & sometimes frightening! It was a real privilege to witness that world & paint within it. Also, I feel the work I completed during my stay there is my best to date’.

Chris’ exhibition will be open until Sunday 19 February 2012.

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between greville st and commercial rd
open | friday -sunday 11am – 6pm

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