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Joint Exhibition | Artists Desmond Taylor & Timothy Johnston
1 – 29 February 2024
NSW Parliament Fountain Court Exhibition
– together, in one
Storytellers Through Paint
A unique artistic collaboration produces awe-inspiring landscapes, painted side by side by artists Desmond Taylor and Timothy Johnston – ‘Kujungka’ – Together, In One. The exhibition showcases Desmond and Timothy’s vivid large-scale landscapes which take inspiration from their respective homes.
The artists’ connection to the land and to each other is revealed in their hamonising layers of paint and intricate storytelling of the captivating landscapes they call home.
The ‘Kujungka’- Together, In One artworks are a beautiful statement of connectivity, respect and trust. Desmond and Timothy are sharing themselves collectively through paint to convey the beauty of not only the Australian landscapes and ocean estuaries; but also a united voice of ‘brotherhood’ between Indigenous and Non- Indigenous Australians.
- 27 Individual Pieces
Desmond Taylor of the Desert Tracks and River ways of ‘ngurra’ (home, Country, camp) Western Desert WA
- 4 Pieces Painted
‘Kujungka’- together, in one
Desmond Taylor and Timothy Johnston
- 6 Individual Pieces
Timothy Johnston of Australian Ocean Abstracts
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About the Artist
Timothy Johnston is a multidisciplinary artist who shares his time annually between Los Angeles and Sydney. Large-scale works suit Tim’s expression and he loves to totally let loose with conceptual freedom, finding paths both planned and spontaneous. Tim uses many mediums including acrylics, oils and various inks.
His practice creates intricate works that lure the viewer in with complexities of colour and pattern. His unique and distinct style builds paintings with multiple layers, combining diverse techniques to create energism and living vibrations in his abstract works.
After being named an Australian national finalist in the 2017 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, in 2018 Tim successfully became a professional artist. In 2020 he established his own Art Gallery Studio in Mosman, Sydney Australia. Living in Mosman, which boasts 19 Sydney Estuary Bays, has brought Tim a deep connection to the rhythm, colour and life-giving force of the ocean, and inspired many of his paintings of aerial ocean abstracts. He recently curated a ‘Kingdom of Coral’ art installation with five of his aerial ocean abstracts being light projected onto the Sydney Opera House ‘Sails’ for World Ocean Day 2021.
Over recent years, many of Tim’s works have focused on our coast and ocean, our enduring relationship with the edge of the sea and the existential pressure the marine world is under. He has created pieces and collections around themes that he is passionate about to elevate ideas he believes have social importance. Recently he Founded CollaborOCEANS ‘creatives collaborating for ocean conservation.’ The vision he has for CollaborOCEANS is to bring together creatives from all industries as a dedicated collective to protect the natural beauty of our marine life, reefs and oceans. “Tim your work is good and is quite consistent in its realisation. Your paintings have that special element of capturing energy that intrinsically makes you an artist.” Acclaimed Abstractionist Painter Michael Johnson
“Tim your work is good and is quite consistent in its realisation. Your paintings have that special element of capturing energy that intrinsically makes you an artist.”
– Acclaimed Abstractionist Painter Michael Johnson