For the last two and half years, every time we have visited Melbourne, we have also visited our friend, the artist Ronald Greenaway.
He has taken us on quite an extraordinary journey. This is now culminating in a retrospective exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery in Hawthorn, Melbourne, which we have curated.
This showcase celebrates more than 60 years of the artist’s creativity in “Ronald Greenaway – The Artist and His World”. It will be opened on Tuesday, 4 August 2015, by Boroondara Mayor Coral Ross.
The exhibition is running until 13 September, and features 60 of Greenaway’s own works. The show not only includes paintings by his peers Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker and Danila Vassilieff, but Town Hall Gallery have also commissioned contemporary artists Nicolas Ives, Ian Paradine and Justine Siedle to respond to Ronald Greenaway’s oeuvre through their own practice.
Town Hall Gallery is located at 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, and is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm. See also the Town Hall Gallery’s website.
Visit “Ronald Greenaway: The Artist and His World” to experience a unique vision of Melbourne and the art world, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
PS: We thought we may draw your attention to another friend of ours who is going on the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc end of August. This means running 170 km in the Alps with the equivalent of going up and down Mount Everest, and all this in under 40 hours. Richard Bettles also aims to raise $170,000 for “The Common Good”, a charity that supports medical research into chronic illnesses. Richard has dedicated all funds raised for his “unforgettable run” to fight dementia. If this resonates with you, please go to www.unforgettablerun.com.au