Art Showcase & Exhibit
15th&16th April 2023
Colac Primary School Stadium
65 Murray St E.
Clive will also have work in the Hidden Small Art Treasures in the Botanic Garden
Clive Murray-White’s finely sculptured marble heads restore life and vitality to ancient pieces of stone, returning them from the dead to become active participants in life. Each piece exerts a strange prescience; not merely restored to life the marble bristles with a strangely charged energy, as if the artist’s application of labour has resulted in some intangible alchemic process.
Each piece exerts a strange prescience; not merely restored to life the marble bristles with a strangely charged energy, as if the artist’s application of labour has resulted in some intangible alchemic process.
Once installed into a gallery or other viewing environment, these [commanding and austere] heads radiate the kind of magnetic aura one associates with antiquities. On the one hand, there is the marble – millions of years old – with the history of millennia inbuilt into its fabric. Then there are the faces – staring out through eyes that embody eternity”. Simon Gregg, Director, Gippsland Art Gallery (Sale)
Clive is one of Australia’s leading senior artists, since 1967 he has held 49 solo exhibitions in National, State, Regional, Institutional and major commercial galleries (predominantly in Sydney and Melbourne). His work can be found in many of the nation’s leading private and public collections, most notably the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria & New Parliament House, Canberra. He has completed numerous commissions including, in 2004, “The Alfred Felton Centenary Sculpture” for the National Gallery of Victoria and the Felton Bequest.
Murray-White has also had a parallel art lecturing career, retiring in 1999 as Head of Sculpture Monash Gippsland.