Lamina: An Exhibition by Artist Ros Paton

Ros Paton is a talented and awarded artist who lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. She is interested in the inevitable decline and fall of the built environment, and how architectural order dissolves into ruin.

Ros exhibits her works regularly in Brisbane and throughout Australia, with one of her exhibitions in a Brisbane gallery selling out within an hour of opening.

She has also held acclaimed and successful solo exhibitions in Italy and Belgium. She has travelled to UK to prepare works for her next solo exhibition to be held with Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol, UK September 2015.

Her works have been hung in prestige exhibitions such as the Portia Geach Memorial Award in the S.H. Ervin Gallery (Sydney), the Heritage Art Prize at Blaxland Gallery (Sydney), Von Bertouch's Collectors Choice in Newcastle (Australia). Ros is currently represented in the Clayton Utz art prize (Brisbane), and most recently she has been awarded the winner of the St Andrews memorial Hospital ANZAC art prize


Showing 5th September - 3rd October 2015 (UK)

Showing 26 November - 13 December 2015 (AU)

Art

About

At a glance…. Ros Paton is a talented and awarded artist who lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. She is interested in the inevitable decline and fall of the built environment, and how architectural order dissolves into ruin.

Ros exhibits her works regularly in Brisbane and throughout Australia, with one of her exhibitions in a Brisbane gallery selling out within an hour of opening. She has also held acclaimed and successful solo exhibitions in Italy and Belgium. She has travelled to UK to prepare works for her next solo exhibition to be held with Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol, UK September 2015. Her works have been hung in prestige exhibitions such as the Portia Geach Memorial Award in the S.H. Ervin Gallery (Sydney), the Heritage Art Prize at Blaxland Gallery (Sydney), Von Bertouch’s Collectors Choice in Newcastle (Australia).

Ros is currently represented in the Clayton Utz art prize (Brisbane), and most recently she has been awarded the winner of the St Andrews memorial Hospital ANZAC art prize

Artist Statement

I explore how revealing the impermanence of our constructions can act as metaphor for the fragility of our human existence. I am intrigued by the poignancy and strange beauty that emerge as the palimpsest of familiar layers in our built environment disintegrates.

By painting notions our surroundings in various degrees of transience, I can talk about the vanishing nature of materiality and that nothing lasts forever, nothing is really finished, and nothing is ever perfect. I notice the patina of age on the discarded, the everyday and the mundane, looking at the wear and tear, weeds and detritus in the crevices in the chipped and worn surfaces we walk that reflect a time, place and us I ask about the natural cycle of growth then decay, and its correlation to the world we inhabit on a daily basis, finding beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.

My work is not about the triumph of nature, but an intermediate moment, a fragile equilibrium between persistence and decay, stability and disarray. I want to linger in that short space of time and place that sits between a past and a future, and then is gone I aim to imbue my artwork with something deeper than a clever depiction of image, and invite contemplation on the ephemeral nature of our surroundings, beauty and our own lives.

- Ros Paton

Solo Exhibitons

■ 2009 Derelict Michel Sourgnes Ascot, Australia

■ 2006 Momenti Mori Bruce Watling Gallery Newstead, Australia

■ 2000 Renaissance Reincarnate Bruce Watling Gallery Southport, Australia

■ 1993 D9 Gallery 912 Brisbane, Australia

■ 1992 Tout Le Monde Gallerie L’arpege Bruxelles, Belgium

■ 1984 Wings Over Florence Galleria Allegra Firenze, Italy

■ 1983 Aspects Gallery Baguette Brisbane, Australia

Selected Exhibitons

■ 2015 Rotary art prize Waterfront Place Brisbane, Australia

■ 2015 St Andrews Anzac art prize St Andrews Memorial Hospital Brisbane, Australia

■ 2015 Petite Pieces Aspire Gallery Brisbane, Australia

■ 2014 M16 Drawing Prize M16 Gallery Canberra, Australia

■ 2014 Clayton Utz Art Award Clayton Utz Brisbane, Australia

■ 2010 Changing Perceptions Swich Gallery Ipswich, Australia

■ 2008 Urban Illustrators Kiln Gallery Brisbane, Australia

■ 2007 Nightmare Before Christmas Kiln Gallery Brisbane, Australia

■ 2006 Capturing Dreams Bruce Watling Gallery Southport, Australia

■ 2006 Mava Qld College Of Art Brisbane, Australia

■ 1994 Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney, Australia

■ 1993 St Barnabas Collectors Choice St Barnabas Church Brisbane, Australia

■ 1992 Dalai Lama Tour Exhibition Moca Brisbane, Australia

■ 1990 Nudes Red Hill Gallery Brisbane, Australia

■ 1989 Von Bertouch’s Collectors Choice Von Bertouch’s Newcastle, Australia

■ 1989 Heritage Art Prize Blaxland Gallery Sydney, Australia

■ 1988 Von Bertouch’s Collectors Choice Von Bertouch’s Newcastle, Australia

■ 1988 Portia Geach Memorial Award Customs House Gallery Sydney, Australia

■ 1988 Reiq Brisbane Real Estate Institute Brisbane, Australia

Grants & Awards

■ 2015 WINNER: St Andrews Memorial Hospital Anzac Art Prize ($25,000)

■ 2011 Heartbeat Award: Queensland Rail, nominated for contribution to excellence

■ 2006 Griffith Award For Academic Excellence: Griffith University

■ 1997 Award For Achievement In Landscape Architecture: NSW Institute Of Landscape Architects

■ 1997 Alfred Sharp Award For Landscape Design: Aust. Institute Of Architects Merit Award

■ 1988 Artist In Residence: Queensland Arts Council, artist in residence in Stanthorpe

■ 1988 Bicentennial Art Award: REIQ, highly commended for depiction of QLD. urban landscape

■ 1986 Artist In Residence: Queensland Arts Council, artist in residence in Rockhampton, QLD

■ 1982 Portable Fountain: Australia Council For The Arts (fountain toured regional NSW)

Education

■ Phd In Philosophy – In Progress (Deferred) University Of Queensland

■ 2006 Master Of Art In Visual Arts Griffith University (Qld)

■ 1984 Certificate In Fine Arts/ Pittura Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici, Firenze, Italy

■ 1980 Graduate Diploma In Art University Of Newcastle (Nsw)

■ 1979 Diploma In Art University Of Newcastle (Nsw)

Comissions

■ 2014 Undersea Mural: walls and ceiling scene for private house, Perth, WA

■ 2012 Meditation Paintings:, 6 large paintings for Calmer Meditation Studio

■ 2011 20 20 Station Renovation Project: Queensland Rail, murals at 20 railway stations

■ 2008 Beach And Garden: Princess Alexandra Hospital Mental Health Unit murals

■ 2007 Sun Safe Murals: South Bank Corporation and Cancer Council

■ 2004 Thai Scenes: Hong Sun, 6 paintings

■ 2003 Grand Final Murals: Soho Club

■ 2000 Donald And The Other Great Composers: Donald Hall, portrait

■ 2000 Artworks: Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

■ 1998 Big Dog Set: nbn television, television set for children’s show

■ 1997 Store Building Murals: Newcastle City Council

■ 1997 Public Artwork, Better Cities Project: Newcastle City Council

■ 1990 Sculpture: Australian Defence Force Academy

■ 1989 Sculpture: Platypus Graphics

■ 1989 Office Artwork Awards: Australian Meat Industries

■ 1989 Robert Hughes: portrait

■ 1988 Visionary: Dr Michael Gore, portrait of Questacon founder

Collections

■ 1985 Phillipo Allegra, Galleria Allegra

■ 1991 William Randall, UK

■ 1993 Dr David Grundman

■ 2005 Bruce Watling

■ 2009/11 Michael Vann

■ 2014 Rydges, Capital Hill, Manuka

■ 2015 St Andrews Memorial Hospital, Australia

Contact

Contact Info:

E-Mail: ros@justlaughing.com.au
Facebook: facebook.com.au/ros.paton


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Portfolio

Derelict Series

first exhibited at Michel Sourgnes Gallery, Ascot queensland 2009

"There's no beauty without poignancy, and there's no poignancy  without the feeling that it's going. The

scars  of time are the scars of life" - F. Scott Fitzgerald

derelict series: 2009 -current
Derelict  is  inspired by an old derelict Queenlander house waiting for demolition.This series was first exhibited as a solo exhibition at Michel Sourgnes Gallery in Ascot (Brisbane, QLD)

Works: ants, bob, brave pansy, down pipe, feature wall, garden mosaic, going down, guttering, impatience, jeff, leaves in the loungeroom, Maggie, percy, picket fence, sleep out, tv room


Salvage Series

on exhibition at rydges capital hill hotel, forrest, ACT

Works: bitten, hole in the wall, ikea kitchen, kitchen cupboard, power point presentation, rust, twist wall


Momenti Mori Series

First exhibited at Bruce Watling Gallery, Newfarm, queensland 2006

"While the Coliseum stands, Rome shall stand; when the Coliseum falls, Rome shall fall; when Rome

falls, the world shall fall." Venerable Bede,  c. 673-735. The Momenti Mori series was first exhibited in a solo exhibition at Bruce Watling Galleries, Brisbane, 2006

Works: Built to break, cityscape 1 – 4, corner, crunch, exterminate, hole, mmmm, nip, reac, scoop, scratch, still life, surgery, wall






D9 Series

First exhibited at Gallery 912, Wooloongabba, Queensland – 1993 D 9 series

"All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls in ruins": Ovid, 43 BC - 17

​D 9 series was first exhibited in a solo exhibition at Gallery 912 Brisbane. All  20 works sold within the first hour of the opening night.

Works:After the earthquake, butcher, butcher close up, cathedral square, hale street 1-3, paradise hotel, studio 1 demolition, studio 2, studio 2 close up, tidy up 1 – 2, workers club, workers clup close up






Wings Over Florence Series

first exhibited in Florence, Italy – 1984

Works: hands, Italian bird, pigeone