Rick Amor, Still life, 2007, oil on canvas, 147 x 117cm
is pleased to present two exhibitions in September
2 September - 4 October 2008
Rick Amor was born in Frankston, Victoria in 1948. In 1965 he completed a Certificate of Art at the Caulfield Institute of Art and from 1966 to 1968 studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne where he received an Associate Diploma of Painting. He has been the recipient of several Australia Council studio residencies which have allowed him to work in London, New York and Barcelona. In 1999 he was appointed as the official war artist to East Timor by the Australian War Memorial.
Rick has held over 40 solo exhibitions of his work since first exhibiting at Joseph Brown Gallery in 1974 and has shown annually at Niagara Galleries for the past 22 years. A major survey exhibition of his paintings was curated by McClelland Gallery in 1990 and toured various regional galleries in Victoria and South Australia throughout 1990 and 1991. In 1993 another exhibition mounted by Bendigo Art Gallery toured Victoria and Tasmania, celebrating his work as a printmaker and graphic artist. An important exhibition of Rick's bronze sculpture was undertaken by Benalla Art Gallery in 2002, including many maquettes never previously exhibited.
In 2001, The Miegunyah Press published Gary Catalano's biography The Solitary Watcher: Rick Amor and his Art. In 2007, Rick won the prestigious McClelland Award for Sculpture, boasting the largest cash prize for sculpture in Australia. Rick currently lives and works in Melbourne.
A fully illustrated colour catalogue is available
For $3 plus postage and handling
Please join us for opening drinks on Tuesday 9 September 2008 from 6.00pm