Sunday, March 31, 2024

Craig Gough at Cascade Art Gallery


A highlight of our Easter weekend was yesterday afternoon’s opening of Craig Gough’s exhibition at Cascade Art Gallery in Maldon. 

Craig was my painting and drawing lecturer at Monash University, Caulfield Campus, back in the 1980s. He and his partner, fellow artist, Wendy Stavrianos, are two of our favourite people. It was great to see them both and a lovely surprise to encounter several other old friends, some of whom we haven’t seen in years. 

The gallery, which is stunning, was formerly a church, and I was struck by the reflection from a lead light window on one of Craig’s paintings, Garden Space. Uncannily, the colours of the stained glass are remarkably similar to those in his painting, so that the reflection almost seems to emanate from the artwork. 

Craig Gough’s exhibition at Cascade Art Gallery runs to April 21 and is highly recommended.

Images from top:
1 Craig and me;
2 Shane Jones, Craig and I;
3-4 Garden Space with stained glass reflection