Life with an artist as a father

MY FATHER: One of Jack Oudyn's pieces in the exhibition which opens at Redland Art Gallery this month.
MY FATHER: One of Jack Oudyn's pieces in the exhibition which opens at Redland Art Gallery this month.

AN exhibition called My Father’s an Artist delves into what it is like having an artist as a father and what it is like being a father who practices art.

Jindrich Degen, Jack Oudyn and Carl Warner are artists who are fathers with ties to the Redlands area.

Degen’s works tell the story of the world around him – from the local flora and fauna of the Redlands, to his humble family dining table. His work makes you think about the little things within family life, like going fishing and talking a stroll through town.

Oudyn’s works on paper and books are a feature, with some having been made especially for his children. Oudyn’s artwork presents a collage of text and hand drawn images which captures memories with his family, including his own childhood.

Warner’s photographs illustrate two different perspectives of one story. As Warner takes a photograph as an artist, another image can be taken moments later featuring his children who are along for the ride. These images provide a behind the scenes view of what an artist’s life looks like through a camera lens.

Drawn from the Redland Art Gallery collection and the private collections My Father’s an Artist promises to share interesting stories.

The display is at Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba from Saturday, August 25 until Tuesday, October 9.

Floor talk and canapes will be held at 5.30pm on Thursday, September 6. 

For information visit artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au.