Paintings by Crispin Akerman

Published by: Beaver Galleries | 14-Jun-2019
@beavergalleries presents new #paintings by Crispin Akerman. Opening 6pm Thursday 20 June, runs until 7 July. His paintings explore their intimate nature in a non-specific location. The elements of this genre that Crispin finds so interesting are "the contemplative potential in it, the suggestion of the kinetic in the static, the metaphysical promise present in the very words, still life". The use of colour to achieve mood and harmony has been a particular focus in this exhibition.
Venue: Beaver Galleries
Address: 81 Denison St, Deakin ACT 2600
Date: Opening 20 June until 7 July
Time: Opening 6pm Thursday 20 June. Gallery open 10-5 Tuesday - Sunday
Ticket: FREE
Crispin Akerman has earned a significant reputation for the elegant simplicity and fine balance that he achieves within his favoured genre of still life painting. Using a timeless vocabulary of domestic items such as ceramics, fruit, drapery and enamelware, as well as native Australian flora, Crispin captures a sense of quiet contemplation, history and beauty. The use of colour to achieve mood and harmony has been a particular focus in this exhibition. Crispin's work is represented in the collections of Artbank, Parliament House, BHP Billiton and the Australian National University.

About Crispin Akerman

Crispin Akerman is a visual artist living and working in the South West of Western Australia. He grew up in the Perth surrounds where he spent his spare time drawing, painting, and playing music. He went to Claremont art school for a brief time before joining Perth band Eurogliders.

After finishing his studies at the School of ART - ANU, he pursued his interest in painting. He likes to work from life and nature and his work is influenced by the natural environment of the South West of Western Australia.

About Beaver Galleries

Beaver Galleries is Canberra's largest privately owned commercial gallery, established in 1975 and owned and run by directors Martin and Susie Beaver since 1992. Located in a specially designed building in the inner south suburb of Deakin, the gallery reflects the national outlook of its home city exhibiting the work of both established and emerging artists from around the country. The gallery has built a national presence over many years, with a dynamic exhibition programme and regular participation in Australian art fairs, promoting exciting new work by renowned and emerging Australian artists.

Three spacious galleries, plus a dedicated print room, feature outstanding work by contemporary Australian artists in a range of disciplines including painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and glass. Also in the gallery complex is a courtyard sculpture garden, a gallery shop with beautifully crafted products by leading Australian designer/makers, and a licensed cafe run by creative young chef David Lockwood.

The exhibition galleries, gallery shop and cafe are open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm, located at 81 Denison Street, Deakin, ACT (300 metres past the Royal Australian Mint). There is ample free parking, and buses travel to and from the city centre along Denison Street at regular intervals.

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