• Artist
    Barry Gillard
  • Title
    Heretics and Epicureans
  • Date of Production
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  • Credit Details
    Courtesy of the artist

Barry Gillard: Help! I Feel a Strong Weakness

Saturday, April 06, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Timken Gallery
Admission: Free

Drawings in the spirit of Dante Alighieri and others

In these large drawings Barry Gillard presents an array of figures, texts and situations that take us into a dream-or nightmare-state.

He draws inspiration from the stories and characters of Dante's Divine Comedy but also incorporates figures from literary sources as diverse as Herman Melville and Mother Goose to create complex, memorable and resonant images.

"James Joyce is right to contend that the experience of Dante is as intense as looking into the sun-it's necessary to avert one's gaze at the right moment. When I've looked away I've been led to images and texts that connect to The Divine Comedy."

Barry Gillard is a Geelong-based artist whose works are held in Geelong Gallery, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, and private collections in Australia.