Photos add fresh insight to classic art

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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A women inspects the large abstract paintings in the Holmes à Court collection.
Camera IconA women inspects the large abstract paintings in the Holmes à Court collection.

Vasse Felix winery’s Holmes a Court Gallery is featuring an exhibition which includes the work of renowned photographer Richard Woldendorp.

The exhibition will showcase a range of classic works, including art from William Boissevain, Tom Gibbons, Guy Grey-Smith, George Haynes, Robert Juniper, Brian McKay, Kathleen O’Connor and Hal Missingham.

Curator Laetitia Wilson said the exhibition was about bringing together the “exemplary” works of each artist within the collection.

“I was interested in voluminous works where possible, in pairings and colour harmonies, in communicating both subtle and modest as well as bold and striking visual intensity,” she said.

Richard Woldendorf’s portraits offer candid insights into the character of each artist.

The portrait of a 96-year-old Kathleen O’Connor depicts a terse and powerful woman offering a piercing gaze through the camera.

“I think that for audiences it is a good chance for them to actually see what the artists look like, which is rarely the case when you go to art exhibitions,” Wilson said.

The exhibition runs until May 26.

A Richard Woldendorp photograph of artist George Haynes who attended the opening of the exhibition.
Camera IconA Richard Woldendorp photograph of artist George Haynes who attended the opening of the exhibition.

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