Golden Age  2015 

With a postgraduate certificate in sculpture from Slade School of Art, London, Rodney Pople’s practice originates in three dimensional form. Sculpture remains at the heart of his work as is evident in his latest exhibition at Australian Galleries which is punctuated with constructed chandeliers, tables and figures. This three dimensional thinking strongly informs Pople’s paintings which are built up in layers of photographic pigment and paint. Pople has become associated with challenging and often confronting imagery. His artistic role, he proffers, is to draw attention to the hypocrisy that imbues our leading institutions and to reveal the cracks in the halls of power. 

 

 

 

 

Collapsus
Collapsus

2014, gilded wood.paint,string,candle. globe. 123 x 117 x 55 cm

Collapsus (detail )
Collapsus (detail )
Picnic at Lady Macquarie's point
Picnic at Lady Macquarie's point

2014. painted wood .paper bag. plaster metal.

The Rival
The Rival

2015. painted wood and gilded bike 150 x 180 x 58 cm

Golden Age
Golden Age

2015. gilded wood, copper canvas . paint. 137 x 100 x 18 cm.

Olympia
Olympia

2015. painted and gilded wood 73 x 140 x 72 cm

Wall clock 1786.
Wall clock 1786.

2015. painted and gilded wood 85 x53 x18 cm

Golden Age
Golden Age

2015. oil on board 86 x 93 cm

Summer 1888
Summer 1888

2015. oil on board. 60 x 90 cm

Picnic at Lady Macquarie's point
Picnic at Lady Macquarie's point

2015. oil on board 60 x 89 cm.

An Australian Gloaming 1890
An Australian Gloaming 1890

2014 oil on board 30 x 60 cm

Summer Noon on the Hawkesbury 1896 .
Summer Noon on the Hawkesbury 1896 .

2014. oil on board 30 x 60 cm

Coogee 1888
Coogee 1888

2014. oil on board. 27 x 39 cm

Wallaby track 1896.
Wallaby track 1896.

2015. oil on board. 36 x 64 cm.

Boys bathing Heidelberg 1891
Boys bathing Heidelberg 1891

2015. oil on panel 30 x 60 cm

Golden Summer 1889
Golden Summer 1889

2014. oil on board 30 x 53 cm.

Streeton Redfern station .1892
Streeton Redfern station .1892

2014. oil on board. 39 x 54 cm

The Sunny South 1887.
The Sunny South 1887.

2014. oil on board 35 x 60 cm

The Storm 1897
The Storm 1897

2015. oil on board 35 x 60 cm

Installation
Installation

2015 . install shot with The Rival sculpture

Installation Australian Galleries.
Installation Australian Galleries.

2015. install shot with the sculpture Collapsus and ,Golden Age painting . Picnic at Lady Macquarie's point

installation shot. 'Golden Age'
installation shot. 'Golden Age'

2015. Australian Galleries

installation
installation

install shot at Australian Galleries 2015 featuring . Golden Summer. Collapsus. and Golden Age

detail of Collapsus
detail of Collapsus
Artist portrait.
Artist portrait.

portrait of the Artist 2015 Marrickville ( photography Oscar Pople )