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One of Aus­tralia’s most ac­claimed and col­lectable con­tem­po­rary painters, Ross Wat­son, has re­cently com­pleted a new se­ries en­ti­tled 010: Coast. Wat­son’s clas­si­cally in­spired in­ter­pre­ta­tive por­traits of high-pro­file fig­ures such as Stephen Fry, Matthew Mitcham, Jake Shears, the Hon­ourable Michael Kirby and porn star Fran­cois Sa­gat have at­tracted a lot of at­ten­tion in re­cent years. But 010: Coast sees the artist re­turn­ing to the clear blue Aus­tralian skies and wide-open beaches of ear­lier works. It’s a sea change in which the bronzed Aussie makes a wel­come re­turn. You can al­most feel the warmth of the sun and taste the salt.

more: The Ross Wat­son Gallery is at 465 Ni­chol­son St, Carl­ton North, Mel­bourne. Or visit RossWat­

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