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VISUAL ARTS  Exhibition  

One Weekend Only: Ross Watson Limited Edition

"He is a leader in contemporary realism." – Sir Elton John
Presented by Ross Watson Gallery
 
20 – 21 Jan
Sat – Sun 11am – 6pm
Ross Watson Gallery, 465 Nicholson St, Carlton

Uniformed, or in complete contrast, naked - MEN unite the artworks. Military, Mountie, rugby player or surfer - do the clothes make the man?

Watson showcases his distinctive ouvre in celebrating the male form in this must-see exhibition of his most recent work presented alongside some of his most iconic images painted over his 35 years as a professional artist.

Watson's art demonstrates a long history of celebrating positive gay role models. This exhibition features distinctive and highly realistic oil paintings, invoking the qualities and passions of those who feature in them.

Singer Alfie Arcuri features in a striking new artwork. His recent single, 'If They Only Knew', written from personal experience, explores covert same-sex love and coming out.

Alexis Caught recently modelled for Watson in his home city of London. He plays for the gay rugby team, the Kings Cross Steelers and posts on his popular Instagram account @toddlerlex about important and inspiring queer themes and issues.

Encouraged by Australia's much-loved former High Court judge, the Hon. Michael Kirby to address the imbalance of the male nude in public contemporary art, Watson is one of the few professional artists worldwide depicting full-frontal male nudity in his work.

With the artist in residence throughout the exhibition, this will be a rare chance to learn first-hand about his style, his intentions and the stories behind the artwork on display. A full multi-media experience awaits each visitor into the exhibition with video presentations on the artist's work giving insight into the creative process and final sentiment.

See for yourself why Ross Watson has earned a global fan base including Sir Elton John, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

Nudity 

www.rosswatson.com
Artwork by Ross Watson


When

20 – 21 Jan
Sat – Sun 11am – 6pm
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No session
 
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Cancelled

Price

FREE

Where

Ross Watson Gallery
465 Nicholson St, Carlton

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  • City of Melbourne
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