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  • Date and timeSunday 25 June, 12-1pm
On Sunday 25 June, 12-1pm, join artist James Drinkwater in conversation with exhibition curator Terence Maloon. No reservations are required.

Early recognised as an exceptional talent, James Drinkwater has never toned-down the intensity and bravura of his approach to painting. His work has mined a vast legacy of modern art – Australian, British, American, French – as if all of it remains relevant, fresh and available to him. Now, on the brink of turning 40, this is the first survey of his prodigious past. While his paintings evoke figures, landscapes and interiors, they are also meticulously composed abstractions, distinctive for their complex and opulent fusion of texture, colour and spatial intrigue.

James Drinkwater: at mid-career is curated by Terence Maloon.

Image: James Drinkwater, Vincenzo with fire engine, 2016, oil on board, 180 x 120 cm.
Private collection.

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.