School of Fine Arts exhibitions
The School of Fine Arts provides a range of public spaces for the University of Canterbury to stage a diverse range of arts and cultural programmes through exhibitions, performances and events for the promotion, education and enjoyment of the arts by the university and the wider Canterbury communities.
The Ilam Campus Gallery is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and can be found in Block Two, School of Fine Arts.
The Casting Room, our student exhibition space, is located in Block Three, School of Fine Arts.
Afternoon Delight - Jon Campbell
ILAM CAMPUS GALLERY, BLOCK 2, SoFA, 13 SEPTEMBER - 5 OCTOBER 2017
EXHIBITION OPENING & BOOK LAUNCH AT 5PM TUES 12 SEPTEMBER
ARTIST TALK 12.30PM THURS 14 SEPTEMBER, ALL WELCOME
Image: It's a world full of lying bastards, 2017.
Jon Campbell's exhibition, Afternoon Delight, brings together a selection of recent watercolours and wall paintings that continue his engagement with the use of text to communicate the diverse voices and cultural landscape of his local environment. With his use of words and phrases as imagery, he captures aspects of his culture that are both lived and observed. His works define not only the look of the world in which he lives but the accent and humour of its language. They have a beauty and celebration about them that encourage belief.
The opening of this exhibition will also be the launch of Campbell’s new artist book, It's a World full of Cover Versions, a collection of painted text cards that have been previously used in music performances and which was designed and printed by Aaron Beehre at Ilam Press, UC.
Born in Belfast in 1961, Jon Campbell migrated to Australia in 1964. He studied painting at RMIT from 1980-1982 and at VCA from 1984-1985 and currently lives and works in Melbourne.
Recent projects include: It’s a World full of Cover Versions, artist book, Ilam Press, NZ, 2017. Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017. Absolutely Disgusting, Darren Knight Gallery in association with Stephen McLaughlin Gallery, Melbourne, 2016. Painting more Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2016. Lettering, artist book, The Narrows, Melbourne, 2016. Jon Campbell, self titled vinyl LP, 2016. Art Basel Hong Kong, with Darren Knight Gallery, 2015. It's gonna take a lotta love, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, USA, 2015. Just Sing What You Feel, National Gallery of Victoria, 2012.
Jon Campbell is represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.