Steven Harvey: Unrendered Room

Exhibition and Shows

17 Oct 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

A survey exhibition of dynamic contemporary abstract paintings by Australian artist Steven Harvey. Beginning with his Coastal Walk series from 2002, paintings that seem to codify space, light and the spirit of place into gridded abstract patchworks. With consistent thrift, Harvey’s work has continued to translate complex evocations into deceptively simple formulations.

Steven Harvey writes: “I savour solitude, especially when I find myself enveloped by the great, vast landscape of this country.”

“Rigorously I investigate the sculptural qualities of oil paint. Pigment is sanded and ground into the bedrock of accumulated surfaces where reservoirs of colour shift and evolve. The composition ultimately reveals itself when a persistent form claims the final space.”

“The result of this particular layering process is that the paintings redefine themselves as objects and, for me, the object moves closer to the curiously beautiful, yet uncompromising essence of nature.”

This exhibition is curated by Terence Maloon and Tony Oates.


Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet


Free Entry

Event Times

17 Oct 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

Once Only Event


ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Building 29 Kingsley St, Acton, 2601

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