The Tim Hardin song 'Never Too Far' by The Forresters - video produced by Sydney artist David Greenhalgh
Home will be staging an exhibition titled ‘The Portrait’ as part of our 2019 program. The exhibition will examine the complicated question of what constitutes a portrait. There are 3 major portrait awards in Australia – The Archibald, The Moran and the Darling. Each include a strict set of requirements. But does a work painted from life, evoke a person any more than a photograph, an object, or an abstraction of a sitter? People often refer to portraits as - a collaboration between an artist and the sitter or a visual representation of someone. Portraits are variously described as capturing the essence of someone or representing their identity at a certain period in time. Home’s ‘The Portrait’ looks beyond the notion of identity and the painted surface to how an artist working in any medium can express the sense of a person.
Many thanks to Badger & Fox Gallery for loaning us Bill Henson’s Untitled, C Type print (pictured) for the exhibition. This iconic work by one of Australia’s premiere artists will be the centrepiece of the exhibition. The show will feature artworks across a variety of mediums including painting, photography, sculpture and video.
Bill Henson, Untitled, C Type print - courtesy of Badger & Fox Gallery
Singer/songwriter Anthony Bautovich (The Orange Humble Band, The Lonelyhearts) has recently recorded 14 new songs for his second album with power pop/alt country combo, The Forresters. Produced by Aria Award winning engineer and producer Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Boy & Bear) and recorded at the iconic Albert studios, these new tracks feature performances by a stellar line-up of Australian musicians including Nick Kennedy (Knievel, Imperial Broads) on drums, Steve Balbi (Noiseworks) bass, Matt Galvin (Perry Keyes) guitars, Cameron Bruce (Paul Kelly) keyboards, Jess Ciampa (Bernie Hayes) percussion, Charlie Owen (The Beasts of Bourbon, Dark Horses) dobro and guitar, Jason Walker (Jason Walker and The Tender Mercies) on pedal steel, Peter Kelly (The Gadflys) on trumpet, Ross Middleton (Percy Sledge) on saxophone, Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens) on violin, Brielle Davis (Not Good With Horses) on vocals and Nashville based singer Emma Swift on vocals.
The second EP will be released in April 2019. The album is currently being mixed by Mitch Easter in the US and will be released in September/October 2019. Anthony, who is a director of Home@735 Art Gallery in Redfern, has commissioned 4 Sydney artists to create a clip for each of the tracks on The Forresters first EP. The videos can be viewed on the video page.