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Art exhibition: Stoic Permanence, Spiritual Joy - Geoffrey Odgers

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Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, corner Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya

Opening hours: Daily, 10am – 4pm

The rocks of Coila and One Tree Beach at Tuross Head provide the inspiration for Odgers' series Stoic Permanence, Spiritual Joy – the artist describing his response to the rocks as entwined in his identity both objectively through his Cornish ancestry, and subjectively through his creative practice where he seeks the essence of identity through his serial development of motif.

Odgers' recognition of the qualities and permanence of the volcanic rocks resonates with his belief in stoicism, creative positivity, positive utilitarianism and his persistent striving against self-doubt and rejection.

Odgers' use of two canvas sizes enables a control of visual flow through the exhibition, as well as imbuing individual works with a sense of scale, movement, mood and poetic gestures.

As an artist focused on the process of creation, Odgers' interactions with paint, collage, and drawing materials are central to his work. Not relying on storytelling or realistic representation, he aims to capture his visual, perceptive, and spiritual responses through formal elements like line, colour, and shape.

Odgers cites his influences as the elegant repose of Morandi’s composition, Schwitters’ found imagery and Kokoschka’s exuberance.

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Public programs

  • Opening night: Friday 17 May 2024, 5.30 to 7.30pm
  • Artist workshop: Saturday 1 June 2024, 12.30 to 3.30pm - Book online

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