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Art Science - Matt Draper

BY Ocean Lovers Festival | 26-Feb-2020
Justin Miller Art have announced the first Australian Exhibition by, international fine art photographer Matt Draper with the exhibition Art Science opening March 20th as part of the Ocean Lovers Festival. Drapers incredible images are acquired from hundreds of hours free diving with magnificent creatures from the ocean and are rarely exhibited to the public as private collections attain his work often before public display. In his first exhibition on home soil, after achieving notoriety throughout the United States, Draper, with the Ocean Lovers Festival will bring Californian Ocean Alliance pioneering scientist Dr. Ari Freidlaender to Australia to deliver talks. Donations from the exhibition proceeds will support Antarctic whale research.
Venue: Justin Miller Art Gallery
Address: 10A Roylston St, Paddington NSW 2021
Date: 20th-29th of March
Time: 11am - 5pm
Ticket: Free
Web: https://www.oceanloversfestival.com/artscience
EMail: hello@oceanloversfestival.com
Call: 0411500160
Art Science - Matt Draper
Character by Matt Draper
Draper brings his creative vision to existence through unconstrained immersion, revealing life beneath the surface.

By patiently navigating through untamed environments, Draper seeks to better understand each individual species he interacts with. Working with only natural light on a series of single breaths, he manoeuvres concept to creation with minimal disturbance. Draper's art breaks barriers between human and animal, merging realms and revealing distinct characteristics of unfamiliar physicality and hidden intuitive behaviours – resulting in a dynamic balance of vastness and intimacy.

A Matt Draper fine art print is unique and exclusive, belonging to a signature series of work. Each edition is limited in release, individually numbered, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Focusing on curated exhibitions, Draper is creating notable recognition and expanding his audience, partnering with distinguished scientists and explorers to convey the importance of our natural world through art.

In his Black series he speaks to the vulnerability of confronting darkness in search of light.

“Colour blindness plays an important role in my obsession with black and white. Colour is not necessary to appreciate beauty. In fact, the range of light and dark creates a singular focus, illuminating detail and avoiding distraction. Bodies appear suspended, enabling appreciation of the finer details, providing unique access to life rarely observed by humans,” says Draper.

See this incredible exhibition for a limited time at the Justin Miller Art Gallery, 10A Roylston Street, Paddington, from March 20 to 29, Tuesday to Sunday between 11am and 5pm. Exhibited for the Ocean Lovers Festival.

Hear from Dr. Friedlaender, arriving direct from Antarctica, about his pioneering whale research during the free talks at the Ocean Lovers Festival Sunshine Stage, Bondi Pavilion Courtyard on Saturday March 21 from 11am