Mullaloo artist Bob Colcutt turns focus to environment in Gomboc Gallery exhibition

Mullaloo artist Bob Colcutt. Picture: Martin Kennealey d487437
Mullaloo artist Bob Colcutt. Picture: Martin Kennealey d487437

MULLALOO artist Bob Colcutt will exhibit his multi-media paintings at Gomboc Gallery in Middle Swan next month.

Colcutt said his works for the four-week exhibition, which will open on November 4, were primarily created with multi-media materials and paint on canvas.

“The theme is largely to do with landscape, and my environmental concerns,” he said.

“I do include imagery that associates with both landscape and also environmentally-based imagery.

“Sometimes hybrids are introduced in an attempt to remind us of the ways that we cover up the environment and hide the truth and facts associated with the true state of the environment.

“Sometimes I am simply celebrating the beauty of the environment as I perceive it on my walks through the untouched natural environment.”

Colcutt said he used signage to suggest man-made mechanical interference and also to introduce warning signs.

“My work is largely paint and I work as an abstract expressionist, using the paint in a free way,” he said.

“I think paint is meant to be used expressively.”

The artist has a degree in fine art and graduate diploma in education from Curtin University as well as a Tafe diploma in photography and a Certificate 4 in workplace training.

“I have taught at Tafe for around 30 years and have exhibited for around the same period of time,” he said.

Colcutt said he had been involved in group exhibitions as well as six solo exhibitions at Gomboc Gallery and one at Central (now North Metropolitan) Tafe in Northbridge.

The gallery will be open on Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm.