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Flying Artist Celebrates Decades of Painting
Merv Moriarty with his painting Rock Faces in the Afternoon Light, 2016, image courtesy of the artist.
There aren't many people who understand colour as well as acclaimed artist and author Merv Moriarty. Arty types may be familiar with Merv's book and DVD Colour the Definitive Guide in which the artist reveals brilliant colour mixing techniques. Now colour enthusiasts can join Flying Arts in celebrating 45 years since their group first took flight, through a retrospective exhibition of artworks by renowned artist, teacher and the founder of Flying Arts, Merv Moriarty.
The exhibition and public program, titled Colour: Mervyn Moriarty, A Retrospective Exhibition is taking place at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts from the tenth of October. Visitors will be able to view artworks spanning five decades, from early works completed in the 1960s and 70s to a recently completed series that will be on show for the first time.
Artist Merv Moriarty on a Flying Arts tour c. 1970s, image courtesy of Flying Arts.
Moriarty's colourful works focus primarily on the landscape and human forms. Flying Arts PR says, "This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to experience a snapshot of Moriarty's artistic oeuvre, and charts his extraordinary career through his art practice."
Flying Arts' aim is "Inspiring the appreciation, practice and professional development of the visual and media arts as a lifetime interest or career." The not-for-profit group offers a wide range of workshops, residencies, events and exhibitions each year and is committed to supporting regional and remote artists.
Merv Moriarty with his painting Wine Glass Cove, 2015, image courtesy of the artist.