Leon Pericles

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Leon Pericles 50 Year Retrospective

In November this year Leon Pericles will hold the largest retrospective exhibition in WA’s history. With over 450 works, it will be a complete collection of every etching he has produced plus new works, and a new book.

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A retrospective exhibition of this scale is an expensive undertaking. With over 350 etchings requiring framing, freighting to and from WA plus the costs of self publishing a new book publication, the costs add up.

We are looking for support for all areas of the retrospective, but in particular for the book publication to ensure a high standard is maintained.

From the size and shape of the art book, to the quality of the paper, printing and binding, there are many areas to compromise. In order to truly honour 50 Years of painting and printmaking, we would like to ensure this book – which may be the last for Leon – truly celebrates the work in a beautiful quality production for all to share.

This new publication will be a seminal work and celebrate Leon as a master printmaker and one of Australia’s most successful artists. It will be a hugely important publication, vital to Australian Art history.
Documenting Pericles work from 1968-2018, it charts 50 years in the life of the artist and wife Moira.

All donations will contribute to the costs of book production and shipping of key works to the state to be part of the exhibition.

Your role in supporting this project will be appreciated immensely and you will be contributing to a hugely relevant publication reflecting a pivotal period in WA art history.

Of course we will ensure several copies of the book are yours, and we would be thrilled to celebrate the book launch with you on November 9th at the Linton & Kay Gallery.

In November this year Leon Pericles will hold the largest retrospective exhibition in Western Australia’s history. With over 450 works, it will be a complete collection of every etching he has produced plus new works. To accompany the exhibition, Leon will publish a new art book on the retrospective. It will be a large square coffee table book with hundreds of artworks from 50 years of printmaking and painting. It will also include a biography.

Support for the production of this new book will ensure the publication is possible and beautifully made.

“From his early work as a student at Perth Technical College and Curtin University during the late 1960’s he has created paintings and prints that have reflected upon the landscape and lifestyle of Western Australia, sympathetically creating a world rich in humour and sentiment. His work is packed tight with visual images and wonderful ideas that sweep you up in a visual whirlpool to conjure up a world of joyous engagement.”

Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, University of Western Australia.

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Artists Website
http://leonpericles.com.au