Was my last body of work and
examined Adelaide's heritage architecture.
The works depicts buildings that are familiar,
old with the new.
To create a timeless snapshot
of the subject matter.
This provided a representation of structures
that may often be ignored or overlooked,
from the notion absence in a visible landscape.
I was interested how Adelaide has evolved
and as I traveled across the city.
I remember stories from my youth and re-imagine
them as painted compositions to document
the heritage buildings before they disappear.
The Adelaide City Library and the South Australian History Festival presented. Becoming Adelaide.
An exhibition of paintings in oils and acrylics, depicting Adelaide’s heritage architecture and contemporary structures built around them.
The exhibition of ten different Adelaide locations, which
played an important role in George’s life.
The works were a form of local migration as George crossed the city to identify his location and reference his past.
Each of the works feature Australian Fauna, as a metaphor for a birds eye view of the city. The birds also represent people from his past; cockatoos in one work represent his mother Evanthia, while a magpie is painted in another to remind him of his younger brother Jack.
Adelaide Rundle Balls. 2019
Oil on canvas: 800 x 600 x 30 mm.
The Metro. 2019
Oil on canvas: 600 x 505 x 35 mm.
Cathedral on Finders. 2018
Oil on canvas: 745 x 1000 x 30 mm.
Adelaide Town Hall. 2018
Oil on canvas: 900 x 600 x 30 mm.
The Behive Corner. 2019
Oil on canvas: 740 x 510 x 30 mm.
Adelaide Trustees. 2019
Oil on canvas: 405 x 405 x 35 mm.
Pilgrn Centre. 2019
Oil on canvas: 775 x 600 x 30 mm.
'Capri on Goodwood' Adelaide, SA. 2016
Oil on canvas: 500 x 700 mm.
Oil on canvas: 710 x 505 x 35 mm.
Looking East on King. 2018
Oil on canvas: 912 x 480 x 30 mm.