Angus and Tim Talk Art
The Lennox Wave March 31st
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Internationally renowned Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald will join friends and guests at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa on August 9th to discuss the art world he inhabits and how it has changed in the past twenty years.
"Art evolves constantly and is a mirror reflecting the era we live in" said McDonald.
"What is art for the artist, the art lover, the art work. Why do we make it and collect it? What makes a piece of art a piece of art? What is all the fuss about anyway?"
Celebrated Australian identity Tim Olsen, of the Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney, will introduce Angus and give an introductory talk on collecting art and growing up in the art world. "Angus was always a much better drawer than me" said Olsen. "And he didn't even do art as a subject. He was studying to become an economist and businessman and I was the one who was becoming an artist. It has all turned out the wrong way around! Angus is an incredible draftsman who is able to translate his understanding of light and shade and tonality. He is one of the most underrated still life artists in Australia today. His still lives are not just pictures adorned with pots and drapery, intermingled with fruit. They are conversations or stories about how things interrelate in space. Each object relates with one another in a way that there is a conversation…saying do I really belong here. "As a person Angus has always been a wylie character, a maverick, completely unpredictable. He's a loyal friend a talented artist that I am proud to have within my stable".