Event details


Date and time

  • Sat 7 August, 2pm-3pm

Event type

  • Talk


Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration essential
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Feeling abstract? talk by George Haynes

Saturday 7 August, 2pm-3pm


Join highly regarded artist George Haynes as he discusses his work in the current exhibition Feeling abstract?  Described as a master of light and colour, his work has brought joy and inspiration to numerous other artists as well as the public for over 60 years.


George Haynes was born in Kenya in 1938 and studied at the Chelsea School of Art, London, before he moved to Western Australia in 1962. Shortly after, he started exhibiting at Skinner Galleries, the first commercial gallery in Perth and has been exhibiting nationally and internationally ever since.

Haynes has held numerous solo and joint exhibitions and in 1988 the Art Gallery of Western Australian held his retrospective and his 80th year was celebrated with the Recent and Retrospective Paintings exhibition at Art Collective WA in 2018.

Haynes has received numerous awards and accolades and his works are held by major art galleries nationally including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of NSW along with numerous university and corporate collections such as Wesfarmers and Bankwest as well as numerous private collections.


Feeling abstract?
Paintings from the UWA Art Collection, 1950–1990

17 July to 27 November 2021

Feeling abstract? explores abstract painting over a forty year period through works in the UWA Art Collection.

The exhibition features key examples of Australian abstraction of the 20th century and is a unique opportunity to view dynamic, large-scale paintings from the Collection, several of which have been included in major national exhibitions but have not been on public display at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery for several decades.

Curated by Sally Quin, Curator, UWA Art Collection.


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors please check-in upon arrival and observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at [email protected].


Image: George Haynes, Every cloud has a silver lining, 1971, oil on canvas, 167.4 x 279.4 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, University Senate Grant, 1972