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Despard Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition of Tasmanian artist Mathew Simms. In an age of instant news and communication, it is refreshing to encounter an artist’s ‘traditional’ approach to painting, writing and craft.

Mathew’s philosophy takes us back to another time where contemplation was an important part of the creative process. The artist has a distinctive colour palette and an intuitive sense of composition, and draftsmanship.

‘Arcadian’ has been used to describe Mathew’s lifestyle and artistic approach.

The paintings will be enhanced by a selection of his unique carved wooden dolls, Mathew sews their costumes, crochets the trimmings and makes the buttons.

Please join the artist and friends for the opening
Friday 22 September 5.30 pm

Paintings by Mathew Simms
20 SEPTEMBER - 15 OCTOBER 2017
Works can be viewed from Wednesday 20 September!

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