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Louise Forthun

Local Colour


Opening Thursday 16 August 6 - 8 pm
Exhibition Dates 16 August - 8 September 2012


We approach Forthun's work initially as an architectural plan. The titles instruct us to consider the paintings like maps that might guide us through space. 'Through the Heads' directs our eye to the connection between harbour inside and ocean outside. The world laid out on a horizontal pane command ... Read more

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Boutwell Draper Gallery at the Melbourne Art Fair 2012


Boutwell Draper on stand A52 Melbourne Art Fair 1-5 August 2012


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Urbania


Exhibition Dates 24 June - 24 July 2010
Opening Thursday 24 June 6-8 pm


The collision of urban and natural themes first struck me in Tokyo in the summer of 1992 where I was making a visual record of the built environment. I became entranced by Japanese textile design and pattern which are based on n t Read more

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Shadowlands


Exhibition dates: 3 September - 11 October 2008 Opening: Wednesday 3 September 6 - 8pm


I am constantly distracted by the aerial views of famous cities. I love books called “Above….” or “….from the Air”. In the pictures in these books, I dream I can see the history of the city, human endeavour writ in the spaces of the city, forces that shape it, an instant diagram of growt ... Read more

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Recent works




Three paintings, each like and yet unlike each other. They are not so much variations on a single theme as intersecting meditations. One is a complex symmetrical structure, powerfully organised yet as delicate as a magnified snowflake; the next conversation between sumptuous jewel colours in overlap ... Read more

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