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Vink’s work on show

Saturday, 9th April, 2016

Shane Vink’s “Fortress” shows a Zebra Finch on Ned Kelly’s helmet. Shane Vink’s “Fortress” shows a Zebra Finch on Ned Kelly’s helmet.

By Emily Roberts

A finalist in the Outback Open Art Prize and a regular exhibitor, Shane Vink, will be showing work at West Darling Arts next week.

Shane’s latest exhibition, ‘Wide Open’ opens on Friday April at 6pm at the Old Town Hall Facade.

A Melbourne artist, Shane has travelled around exhibiting his work in many places.

His whimsical, distinctive, stylised and imaginative paintings have been created using his self-taught colourist layering techniques. A graphic design background is also very evident with the purity of composition and balance.

“The whole exhibition was painted in Broken Hill,” Shane said.

He first came to the city over a year ago and loved it, he said.

“Broken Hill is my Australian base. I’ve been renting a studio from the Broken Hill Art Exchange. My next step is to go to Singapore in July.

“But when I come back to Australia I will spend at least six months in Broken Hill.”

Shane said the local landscape was just the thing for him.

“It is absolutely perfect terrain,” he said. “There are clear skies, shimmering light, as well as that desert feel and outback colours.

“My work from this is now quite whimsical and colourist.

“Broken Hill is really fantastic for painting. It has helped with the continuation of my colourist technique theme.”

The exhibition will run until Sunday May 8.

“I am really excited to have an exhibition in the main street of Broken Hill.

“During the exhibition, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am -4pm, I will be at the Facade to have a chat about what’s going on.

“I would also love everyone to come on the opening night.

“Come along and have a chat about what’s inspired me.”

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