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TDF Collect · Under Wild Skies by Fred Fowler

TDF Collect

It’s that time again, today we’re excited to announce our next TDF Collect art exhibition, opening in just under two weeks time in our Collingwood gallery!

We are thrilled to be hosting ‘Under Wild Skies’, our second exhibition with Melbourne artist Fred Fowler. The show opens on Saturday December 3rd, with drinks from 2.00pm that afternoon – we hope you’ll join us!

21st November, 2016

Pastel and paints in the studio of Fred Fowler. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

‘The Keyholes’, oil, acrylic, micaceous iron oxide and mica flakes on wood, 102.5 x 117.5cm and ‘Wollemi Pine’, oil on wood, 102.5 x 117.5cm by Fred Fowler for his upcoming show, Under Wild Skies, opening at TDF Collect on 3rd December – view all works available here.

Melbourne-based artist Fred Fowler signing paintings aheads of his upcoming exhibition. Under Wild Skies opens on 3rd December – view all works available here. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Studio details. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

‘Our Life in the Bush of Ghosts’. oil, acrylic, micaceous iron oxide and mica flakes on wood, 82 x 92cm. ‘Plumes and Arrows’,  oil, acrylic, micaceous iron oxide and mica flakes on wood, 82 x 92cm by Fred Fowler. View all works available here.

Under Wild Skies opens on 3rd December – view all works available here. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Works in progress by Fred Fowler. View all works available here.Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Fred at workPhoto – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Fred Fowler and his trusty sidekick Dizzy! Under Wild Skies by Fred Fowler opens at TDF Collect on 3rd December – view all works available here. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Lucy Feagins
Monday 21st November 2016

We first hosted an exhibition with Melbourne artist Fred Fowler in March last year, in our tiny, slightly ghetto (!) exhibition space in Brunswick. It seemed only fair to invite Fred back to exhibit with us again now that we have a bigger, brighter and much sleeker gallery space in Collingwood! Luckily for us – he accepted.

It’s been a huge 18 months for Fred – he’s been keeping busy painting and exhibiting, he’s undertaken an amazing residency in Korea, he has collaborated with Gorman, and he’s also been married and honeymooned etc etc! We’re SUPER excited to finish off the year with an exhibition of his latest work.

Entitled ‘Under Wild Skies‘, Fred’s upcoming show brings together a series of semi-abstract landscape paintings in his distinctive style. As with all Fred’s work, the paintings in this show are brought to life through a collage of symbols – the local pool, sections of bushland, boats,  buildings, spirits and animals. Using these recurring motifs, Fred captures not only on the physical landscape, but also the cultural and psychological landscape of Australia.

All the works in Fred’s upcoming show are now pictured on the TDF Collect website.  We are accepting pre-sales for the show via email.  All enquiries please email lisa@thedesignfiles.net – thankyou!

Under Wild Skies by Fred Fowler
Open from 3 to 8 December 2016
TDF Collect
14 Little Oxford St
Collingwood, VIC

Opening Saturday 3rd December, 10.00am – 5.00pm with opening drinks from 2.00pm onwards!

This exhibition is generously sponsored by DuluxCervezas AlhambraCapi, and The Drinks List!

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