A Day by The Sea

18th jan 2020 - 12th feb 2020

Informality Gallery

11 Market Place
Henley on Thames

James Drinkwater in his studio, Newcastle, Australia
Informality is thrilled to announce ‘A Day By the Sea’, the second showing in the UK of contemporary Australian artist, James Drinkwater. The exhibition introduces a suite of recent paintings reflecting the artists’ thinking about intimacy, place and memory and the archive of history, on the Australian coast where he lives and works.

"In a tangle, we go to the sea…

I see -
red Yellow Blue and Green
bathers in sea trunks!
It's all wind and sand
whitecaps and sea-gras!
hairbrush and zinc
the lifesaver tremendous!

We are home now…

I feel
Shells and sea glass!
white bone charcoal and teal
women with red necklace!
artefacts on wooden table
kids pumble the stairs!
It's all sand in the beds
the cat sleeps in coloured pencils!"

James Drinkwater, January 2020
Installation views
Selected Images