The many faces of Wes Walters
Wes Walters was an acclaimed Australian portrait painter of the late 20th century, painting such notable individuals as Sir Donald Bradman, Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum, and Philip Adams (for whose portrait he won the 1979 Archibald Prize).
However, portrait painting was but one aspect of the vast artistic interests of Walters. ‘The many faces of Wes Walters’ presents a survey of the artistic spectrum in which Walters worked across many different styles and mediums, with a focus on his love for the printed medium and his ongoing fascination with and utilisation of abstraction, to demonstrate the relentless artistic exploration in which Walters engaged over his 50 years as a practising artist.
Amongst the more than 50 works on display are paintings, collagraphs, engravings, etchings, commercial posters, and more, all of which provides insight into ‘The many faces of Wes Walters’.
Entry is free. Wheelchair accessible.
Image: Wes Walters, Walters Solos Again!, n.d., screenprint. Courtesy of the Estate of Wes Walters