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Painter and printmaker, Andrew Southall lives and works in Moe, Victoria. Southall is self-taught. Although he has been a figurative artist in the past, his current work explores a type of middle ground between figuration and abstraction. Influenced by Art, Dubuffet and a handful painters from the Cobra Group, Southall spent several years in London trying to make art from the kind of uncompromising material which would deter most present-day European (jumping) in heedlessly, protected perhaps by a king of holy innocence.
His art continues to evoke a sense of primitive design and rhythm and deals essentially with simple repetitive forms. His surfaces are richly textured, his colours are bold and uncompromising.
As his friend, fellow artist Rick Amor has commented, when he watched Southall in action, he would concentrate intently as he judged colour, composition and subject with a speed and assurance that was fascinating.
The result was always a daring, memorable and creative interpretation of whatever was before him.
Andrew Southall has exhibited regularly in Australia and the United Kingdom since 1981 and is represented in Parliament House, Canberra, corporate and private collections in Australia, the United States and Europe.
2015 Woodbine Art, Malmsbury. Drawings
2015 Langford 120, Melbourne, ‘both and’ paintings and drawings
2014 Langford 120, Melbourne
2013 Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne Group show x3
2013 Langford 120. Melbourne. ‘Thirteen’: Group show of Australian, American and UK artists
2013 LaTrobe University Gallery, Bendigo
2012 Charles Nodrum gallery, Melbourne Abstraction 11
2012 Langford120, Melbourne.
2011 Ochre gallery, Melbourne
2011 PG Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne. Abstraction 10
2010 Ochre Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Ochre Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Modern mix Group show, Ochre Gallery Melbourne
1997 Published autobiography ‘ But – a journey into addiction ‘ Hudson Melbourne
1996 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1993 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1992 The Gallery at John Jones, London
1991 Redfern Gallery, London (group show x4)
1990 Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
1989 City Gallery, Melbourne
1987 New South Wales House, London
1987 Australian Bicentenary Exhibition’ Fischer Fine Art, London
1986 Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide and Perth
1986 United Artists Gallery, Melbourne
1986 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1985 Crane Kalman Gallery, London
1984 Tynte Gallery , Adelaide
1984 Greenhill Gallery , Perth
1983/85 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1980/81/84 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1977 Solander Gallery, Canberra
1976/77 Warehouse Gallery, Melbourne
1975/79 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria
Mercy Teachers College, Victoria
Visual Arts Board
Toorak Teachers College
New England Regional Art Gallery
New South Wales Parliament Offices
University of Western Australia
National Roads and Motorists Association
Sydney Stock Exchange
New Parliament House, Canberra
Mobil Oil UK
Comico Holdings, UK
Falmouth City Art Gallery UK