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83 Moncur St Woollahra is a curated space for rare and exceptional works of art across multiple mediums. Focus is on the intimate and domestic, with artworks representing the abstract and spiritual.

 

In the window this week…

 
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alun leach-jones(1937-2017)
"the country beyond the stars” 2017

Acrylic on canvas
97 x 72 cm

© Courtesy of Defiance Gallery

 
 
 
 
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alun leach-jones (1937-2017)
"city life #4” 2006

Bronze, edition 1/3
26 x 19 x 26 cm

© Courtesy of Defiance Gallery

Alun Leach-Jones was born in England and studied at Liverpool College of Art before emigrating to Australia and enrolling at the South Australian School of Art. He studied printmaking under Udo Sellbach and painting with Charles Reddington.  

Leach Jones worked across painting, print making and sculpture and was one of Australia’s most prominent abstract artists known for his meticulous hard-edged painting style. From the late 1990’s he increasingly worked with and exhibited sculpture. His works were precisely constructed and involved a highly refined assemblage of elements clearly related to his prints and paintings .He was included in the landmark 1968 exhibition, The Field at the National Gallery of Victoria and in 1967, represented Australia at the Biennale del Sao Paulo in Brazil. From 1969 Leach-Jones taught at the Prahran College of Advanced Education, the National Gallery of Victoria School and the Victorian College of the Arts. 

In a career that spanned more than 45 years, Leach-Jones lived and worked in many international locations and held more than 80 solo exhibitions. Leach-Jones is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria; the Art Gallery of New South Wales; the Queensland Art Gallery; the Art Gallery of Western Australia; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Wales, Cardiff; The Victoria and Albert Museum and British Museum, London and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

He was a generous benefactor to the Art Gallery of NSW, gifting 42 works during his lifetime.