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Cameron Seymour Exhibition at the Henderson Gallery

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Exhibition by upcoming Brisbane artist, Cameron Seymour
The Henderson gallery in South Bank has constantly changing exhibitions featuring a range of different local artists and styles. Currently on is a wonderful Exhibition from upcoming Brisbane artist, Cameron Seymour.

At the exhibition on opening night
At the exhibition on opening night

About Cameron and his work

Cameron Seymour is a lawyer by trade, making sure that insurance claims are settled fairly. In the evenings and on weekends he spends his time in his studio (or garage if you prefer) painting. He has been painting steadily for a long time and his works have been exhibited various galleries.

Cameron Seymour talking about his paintings
Cameron Seymour talking about his paintings

His work ranges from his earlier evocative portraits through to richly coloured landscapes. His most striking works are the portraits. At the exhibition opening, I talked to some people who know the subjects of the portraits and they described how they wonderfully the nuance of the subject.

Cameron Seymour's portraits
Cameron Seymour's portraits

His landscapes are a little more difficult to get into, but they are worth lingering over. They are deceptively simple, but with rich detail found in the layers of colour.

Cameron starts all of his works with lines. This may be why his portraits are the most striking because they rely mostly on the lines. With his landscapes, he sees lines as a space to be filled with colour. As he builds up the colour, little details emerge which he preserves to create richly nuanced works.

About the Henderson Gallery

The Henderson Gallery is a private gallery run by Robert Henderson, Wiradjuri, a fabulous artist in his own right. Robert came late to painting through his work with prisoners and other outsider artists. His works, which will also be on display in the gallery and in the cafe, show a rich maturity of a much more experienced artist. Along with the main exhibition, the gallery displays a wide range of paintings from different artists.

At the Henderson Gallery
At the Henderson Gallery

About Birrang Coffee

Attached to the gallery is a great little coffee shop. Along with coffee, cake and snacks, they also do light meals. So go in, sit on the bright red sofa with a cup of coffee and a cake while surrounded by a number of amazing artworks. The name Birrang is an aboriginal word meaning A Journey to another place.

Birrang Coffee at the Henderson Gallery
Birrang Coffee at the Henderson Gallery

The verdict

It is always fun to pop into little galleries around Brisbane and visiting the Henderson gallery is always a pleasure. You can enjoy some great art without leaving the coffee shop. But you can also wander down to the back to the check out the gallery.

The exhibition from Cameron Seymour is very interesting. These works have a superficial naivety about them while containing a great deal of mature depth. Many more experience painters work for years to achieve what Cameron has accomplished with his works. They do require that you spend a little time with them to appreciate their complexity, but that is time well spent.

[i}The writer attended the opening as a guest of the artist and the gallery[/i]
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Why? Art Coffee
When: 6:30 am to 4:30 am 7 Days a week
Phone: (07) 3844 2610
Where: The Henderson Gallery, 92 Ernest Street, South Brisbane Brisbane, Australia 4101
Cost: Free
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Great little coffee shop, Roy! Never been to the Gallery though, looks like it might be worth a visit!
by Elaine (score: 3|6661) 1131 days ago
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