Kevin Connor
Sketchbooks, drawings & studies for paintings and sculpture
28 April - 25 June 2006
Project gallery, Ground Level

Kevin Connor, winner of the Archibald, Sulman and Dobell Drawing Prizes on each of two occasions, has distinguished himself as a powerful and expressive draughtsman and painter of urban landscapes and the human figure since the early 1960s. This exhibition presents the inter-relationship between his drawings and monumental paintings of the last decade or so, most particularly the fundamental part drawing from life in small, hand-held sketchbooks plays in his work. Uncompromisingly, his subject is life on the street, in cafes, railway stations, parks and foodhalls, principally in Sydney, Paris and London.

A book comprising eighty drawings selected from many sketchbooks, reproduced actual size and with an interview of the artist, is being published by the Gallery to accompany the exhibition.

Kevin Connor Drawing from Sketchbook no. 87, 2004 © Kevin Connor