See the Australian 70s through Vibrant Colour
If you grew up in the 70s and you recognise this, then this is one exhibition that you must see.
I first met Pat Thomas through the Harrison Art Show when he exhibited his work for the first time. His fun subject matter had visitors to the Art Show grinning then.
This year, in his first solo exhibition, Pat welcomes all to take a trip down memory lane and remember a lot of the fun and quirky moments that were known to occur in the 70s. Held in the Woolshed Gallery of Strathnairn Arts, this exhibition will have you seeing Australia in the 70’s through Pat’s eyes.
A Mixed Media Artist, Pat has used acrylics, ink and pencil on canvas to convey both his personal experiences and the trends of the times.
A vibrant palette with a cartoon style, each painting depicts moment in time from Pat’s teenage years, growing up in Australia. With Titles of works such as Road to Byron, The Labourer and Bush Tennis, you have an indication of what is on show.
Under every painting is a plaque detailing the elements of each artwork, which captured the attention of those at the opening for some time. It was great to see patrons to the exhibition engaging with the focal topic which often lead to energetic and humorous conversation.
From cricket in the backyard, to the boredom of the classroom (also known as “School Daze”), this exhibition has identified many Australian moments that I am sure will resonate with anyone who lived this time period.
Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10 till 4pm.
The Café – Juice Kitchen is also open Thursday to Sunday 10 – 4pm.
A Walk Through the Australian Seventies by Pat Thomas is on exhibition at the Woolshed Gallery until September 12, 2015.
For more information please visit the Strathnairn Arts Website here.
Don’t miss your opportunity to view this cheeky and very retro exhibition – it is open again tomorrow, and with the café open, it really makes a fantastic day out. ~ K