Starting to go through some of the process photos from the silos project. This was about 8 storeys up - I needed a mask because of the clouds of wheat dust in the air. Photo credit Bewley Shaylor. @formwa
'Silence' is open today and all week @turnergalleries 11am - 5pm ✨
Thanks to everyone that came to the opening last night. It was great to speak to so many people, I appreciate the kind words and the positive energy. The show is open until September 30. I am also doing an artist talk today in the gallery at 2pm all welcome - - - - - - SILENCE Kyle Hughes-Odgers has rapidly gained national respect for his street art, exhibitions and children’s books. In the last fifteen years he has progressed from street art projects to painting the exterior of a massive building at the Perth International Airport and winning the 2013 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Australia and New Zealand for his children’s book Ten Tiny Things with author Meg McKinlay. He has just completed painting four 35 meter grain silos at Merredin, another massive undertaking, commissioned by FORM as part of the new PUBLIC silo trail.
His professional exhibition history and reputation have likewise skyrocketed, with major local collections and astute art collectors purchasing and commissioning artworks. Silence will be Kyle Hughes-Odgers fourth solo exhibition with Turner Galleries since the first very successful show with us in 2010. This exhibition is made up of works on canvas, works on wood and ink drawings on paper, as well as a mini-documentary film by Chad Peacock showcasing Kyle Hughes-Odgers projects from the past 12 years - Turner Galleries
Studio time! 'Night Swimming' 56cm x 39cm acrylic on 600gsm paper.
There is only one more week to visit my solo exhibition 'Silence' at @turnergalleries in Perth. The show is on until Sep 30. Pictured 'a map to the horizon' 153cm x 122cm acrylic on canvas.
Complete! Four 35 meter silos, 200 litres of paint, 14 days, 168 hours, two lifts, 80 rollers, 10 brushes, one broken phone, three ventolin, one severe asthma attack, one angry falcon and a hidden tiny house later. I'm the invisible guy standing in the doorway of silo 7. Thanks @formwa @cbh_group and thanks to @hohw and Rhianna for the incredible work on the ground and in the air.