The Retrospective Collection of Marius Vanderkley will open at 6pm, on Friday the 21st of October, exhibiting the life’s work of renowned Dutch artist Marius Vanderkley. Marius was a prolific artist whose heart ran with any medium, but his love was pastels and acrylics.
Marius’ hometown was short distance from the hometown of the great Dutch Impressionist, Vincent Van Gogh, and as a young man Marius studied and deciphered the original works of Van Gogh which was evident in his practice. Marius worked with Oscar winner, George Pal, designing sets and characters within their animation studio in Eindhoven, Holland.
Marius immigrated to Australia to flee the torture of his war-torn home, and used his art as his form of healing to overcome this torment. He was an avid and active participant in many art societies throughout Australia.
Marius passed on March 9th, 2016 in Manilla, NSW. Due to this event, no more product to be forthcoming.
“Marius was an inspirational artist, who freely shared his time and wisdom to inspire others. The Retrospective Collection of Marius Vanderkley is an incredibly moving exhibition that captures his artistic nature and evolution of his life through his art,” said Gunnedah Shire Council, Cultural Officer, Lauren Mackley. Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Centre has the honour of exhibiting artworks Marius created throughout his life.
The official exhibition opening of The Retrospective Collection of Marius Vanderkley starts at 6pm Friday the 21st October, 2016 at The Gunnedah Creative Arts Gallery, 83 Chandos Street, Gunnedah. Live music, food and wine will be provided on the night. The exhibition will run until the 20th of November.
The Retrospective Collection of Marius Vanderkley is a tribute and a testament to the life of a man who truly had a compulsion to create.