John Dent Recent Paintings

11 Jun 2024 – 12 Jul 2024

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

Caulfield North
Victoria, Australia

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  • Walking distance from Malvern Station on the Frankston/Packenham/Dandenong line
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An exhibition of paintings by artist John Dent, featuring portraits, still lifes, landscapes and interiors.


Following early studies in Melbourne and learning from key figures such as George Baldessin, Roger Kemp, John Olsen and Fred Williams, Dent lived and worked in France in the 1980s, opening his field of influences to the wider art history of Europe. The themes of these recent paintings include travels in Europe and central Australia, as well as views of Sydney Harbour and Cape Schanck. There is a sense of conversation to many paintings - how objects relate to each other; or how the viewer responds to the suggested narrative. There are over 30 paintings in the exhibition in Dent's recognisable lyrical style where composition and colour are key.

Preview the exhibition on our website www.diggins.com.au and download the e-catalogue to read further.

Dent is a dedicated artist, with over 50 years of art making and exhibiting; a repeat finalist in both the Archibald and Wynne Prizes; celebrated with a retrospective at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1994 and represented in significant collections including the National Gallery of Australia; the National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Parliament House; Arts Victoria; National Gallery of New Zealand, Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, as well as numerous regional galleries, university collections and private collections both in Australia and internationally.

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