Tim Maguire Exhibition – October 2012

Exquisite….extraordinary … passion….overwhelming beauty.

These are just some of the superlatives used to describe the works of acclaimed Australian artist Tim Maguire.

Tim Maguire burst into national prominence in 1993 when he won the prestigious and coveted Moet and Chandon Fellowship.

It was undoubtedly the breathtaking colour of his works which took Tim Maguire to the forefront of Australia’s contemporary artists. His spectacular paintings and prints are now in demand, not only in Australia but in Europe and North America.

Denise and I became aware of Tim’s work about ten years ago and since then we have been enamoured, indeed captivated, by the rich and vivid colour of his paintings. They are beautiful and brilliant.

Denise’s  favourite collection piece is the Tim Maguire Berries – a large and visually splendid painting which now spans the entire wall of our dining room.

The works that were on show – and for sale – were sourced from many collections and are an eclectic range highlighting the diversity and exuberant colour and style of this master painter.

The works are comparable to those gracing homes, business foyers, boardrooms and public and corporate collections across Australia and Europe.

Tim Maguire has won six major art prizes and his countless exhibitions include those in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, New Zealand, New York, Zurich, London and, Paris.

Those of you who attended our Jeffrey Smart Exhibition will recall the enthusiasm with which WA art lovers greeted that collection.

19 View Street had a rich tapestry of Perth history. The mansion was built more than a century ago for the famous Samson family of Fremantle and over the years had been a focal point for society events.

It was demolished to make way for a more modern home with its own gallery. Holding the Tim Maguire collection there was not only a fitting way to farewell the old mansion but it was in keeping with current exhibitions in Europe and Australia. Notable examples are the Venice Biennale and the Biennale of Sydney. The latter is held in derelict industrial buildings on Cockatoo Island.

For one week from October 14 to October 21, 2012 Perth’s most exclusive suburb came into full bloom, not just with the flowers of Spring, but with the exciting and arguably unrivalled colour of one of Australia’s most talented and renowned contemporary artists.