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Inside, Outside Exhibition at Off the Kerb Gallery

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Featuring the artwork of Otto Macpherson
Inside, Outside is a new exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery featuring the art of Otto Macpherson. In intricate pen and ink works, linocut prints and ceramics, the artist captures observations of the physical environment and the people around him, as well as the worlds inside his head and the dreams that lie within them.

Otto Macpherson Inside Outside Exhibition
Discover artworks by Otto Macpherson such as this one titled Down by the River

Otto Macpherson is a Melbourne based artist who draws his inspiration from the people around him, the environment, music and nature. Having grown up in East Gippsland, he moved to Melbourne around five years ago and studied Illustration at Melbourne Polytechnic. Coming from a creative family, his mother is an artist, he has always enjoyed art and felt compelled to be creative. Otto explains further, "I like the freedom and possibilities (of art) and the ability to communicate what I see or think."

Otto Macpherson Inside Outside Exhibition
Home Again, Home Again

While Otto enjoys the intricate detail of a pen drawing, he also likes to experiment, and sometimes get a bit messy, with different materials such as charcoal when the mood takes him. Recently he has taken an interest in printmaking and he has also started playing around with ceramics.

Otto Macpherson Inside Outside exhibition
Lounging around

For his first solo exhibition, there are nineteen stunning artworks on display, including a mix of pen drawings, linocut prints, painted ceramic vases and planter pots.

Otto describes his art as observational. The works in the exhibition reflect the inspiration he gets from day to day life, within the home, with friends or family and the natural environment. The title of the exhibition refers to both physical location, being inside or outside, as well as metaphorically when as an artist he disappears into his surroundings.

The Inside, Outside Exhibition will commence at Off the Kerb Gallery on 16th August and will run until 30th August 2018. It will be shown in the Back Gallery.

Opening night is on Friday 17th August from 6pm - 9pm.

While you are there, you can also check out three other exhibitions:

FIN by Shane Sterry & Pat Rogasch in the Front Gallery
TEND by Sarah Strickland in the Side Gallery
MAGIC HAPPENS by Luka Va in the Upstairs Gallery

You can see more artwork by Otto Macpherson on Instagram here.

Off the Kerb Gallery is located at 66B Johnston Street Collingwood. The Gallery is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 12.30pm - 6pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon - 5pm.

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Why? Discover the artwork of Otto Macpherson
When: See website for opening hours
Phone: 03 9077 0174
Where: Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
Cost: Free entry
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