Photo: Hugh Stewart
We're thrilled to announce the release of our brand new book, Ken Done: Paintings You Probably Haven't Seen, a brilliant and surprising new publication from one of Australia's best known artists.
Featuring 200 colour plates, this lush new volume of 21st century paintings brings together a selection of recent and mostly-unseen works from an artist at the peak of his lifelong practice.
Available from selected retailers and here at the gallery, you can order your copy online now for $65.
‘Try something at home. Leave this book open at a favourite pair of pages, somewhere in the house. Go out for a while and forget about it. I did just that, leaving the pictures of the little church on Hydra on the bony stony bench of my putty-coloured kitchen. When I came back in I found the space had quickened: it pulsed around the hot smoked puce, cobalt and saffron. I was physically shocked. It was a coup de foudre. The very room was alive! Colour can penetrate and ravish the spirit.’
Dr Sarah Engledow, May 2017
‘These paintings were all done since the year 2000. They are sometimes works done on location or sometimes in the studio. And some are just what was in my imagination. This is a picture book of paintings.’ - Ken Done, Sydney 2017
Ken Done: Paintings You Probably Haven't Seen
Selected Works 2000-2017
228 pages, 200 colour plates, hardcover.
Floriade welcomed in spring by celebrating all things Pop Culture. Canberra’s increasingly popular floral festival drew inspiration from local and International pop culture, and Ken's beautiful artwork Collection, 2012 becoming the creative source for the Australian Pop Art garden bed.