17 June 2022 : 6:00 PM - 03 July 2022 : 4:00 PM
This solo exhibition by George Hayward showcases abstract paintings that explore the connection to the natural environment to transform inner emotion into artistic expression. Unspoken says more than words can. When we are not able to speak, art through nature is the expression.
Exhibition Dates: 17 June - 3 July 2022
“expressed without the need for words”
Meet the Artist: Sunday, 26 June from 11am – 1pm
When we are not able to speak, art through nature is the expression.
George Hayward’s exhibition ‘Unspoken’ says more than words can.
Inspired by landscapes, George uses a connection to the natural environment to transform inner emotion into artistic expression.
‘Unspoken’ is a representation of a human journey: as we age with wisdom, we are offered new perspectives on life events, past and present. We are faced with thoughts and feelings best left unsaid.
This exhibition is a story of guilt, regret and burden, as well as the desires to protect, resolve and fix, which come from a soul deeply formed by love, loyalty and duty.
It tells of the struggles and challenges of family, with children through their adult lives; of life changing events and people from the past; and reflections of the events of the world unfolding.
Art has always been the expression and transfer of feelings through painting.
I paint to ask questions and to invite the viewer to seek their own answers.
There are no words to hear or see.
The feelings are ‘unspoken’, silent.
Feelings are told through a representation of the Australian native landscapes – raw, honest and powerful.
‘Unspoken’ is a collection of works in an abstract style, so the result is not of an obvious place but of the feeling of being in that landscape.
What is the meaning of “Unspoken”?
There are no words to hear or see. The feelings are ‘unspoken’, silent. Art for me has always been the expression and transfer of feelings through paint. I paint to ask questions and to invite the viewer to seek their own answers.
What drew you to painting?I can’t recall what drew me to painting; it was a long time ago now. I do know that it was at a very early age. Since then, like a lot of painters, I have paid the price. The need is always there, the struggle, the frustration of never being 100% happy with the work. Even more intense when I am in the void.
Gallery Opening hours: 9–4 weekdays; 10–4 weekends
View more information on the gallery here.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.