The Outliers are a group of four artists: Kristine Ballard, Melony Smirniotis, Tony Hooke and Peter Porteous. This group exhibition at the Balmain Watchouse reflects their passion for the Australian landscape and pays homage to the great Australian impressionist landscape artists of the past.
In keeping with this sentiment, they have reached back in time to the famous Melbourne 9 X 5 exhibition of 1889 which featured some of Australia’s greatest impressionist artists such as Sir Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Charles Condor.
Forty works for The Outliers exhibition will be painted on cigar box lids, focusing on individual artist styles whilst paying tribute to the shift in Australian art influenced by the Heidelberg school. Four major works will also be exhibited.
Each artist brings to the exhibition their unique perspective of the Australian landscape and the way they interpret the colour and light.