Image: Stuart Elliott, Ambiguous Magi (detail). Wood and wood based media, cotton and synthetic textile and paint. 2015
Stuart Elliott | Ingress
From Saturday December 16 2023
To Sunday 18 February 2024
For over four decades, Stuart Elliott has stood as a defining figure in Western Australian visual arts. Known for his work’s intricacy, craftsmanship, and compelling narrative, Elliott continues to define what excellence in the visual arts is as an accomplished painter, sculptor, lecturer, curator, and writer.
His fictive representations present a world perpetually teetering on the brink of peril due to its own endeavours. His creations portray not idyllic rural landscapes but rather a premonition of an imminent industrial wasteland, capturing the essence of contemporary Western Australian civilization.
Ingress features recent paintings and sculptures by Elliott, including his major work, "The Causeway".
Thank you to Liz and Lloyd Horn for supporting the exhibition with the loan of "The Causeway" from their collection.
Born May 1953, Stuart grew up in Gooseberry Hill. Art, particularly 3D, was something he always took seriously.
He worked in the Pilbara for several years before pursuing and completing his Diploma in Fine Art from Claremont School of Art, then a BA from WAIT. Stuart received a study grant to travel to the US, UK and Germany in ’87. He has lectured and tutored at local and international institutions, conducted local and international residencies and is an active exhibitor, involved in several hundred group shows and presented 26 solo shows of his own, while maintaining a 43 year studio practice.
In 2005, he was honoured a Fellowship from ArtsWA followed with an Artsource Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and a BHP Ignite Project Grant in 2015.
Stuart is a member of The Art Collective. You can find find his artist profile listed on their website
The gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Entry is always free.