EXHIBITIONS / A Gentle Response

​2 December - 25 February 2024

Gallery 2

Exhibition opening Saturday 2 December, 1.30pm


A Gentle Response includes past and new work by artists who were inspired or impacted by their relationship with late Illawarra artist, Ian Gentle (1945 - 2009). 

Some are his former students, others fellow artists who came into his wild orbit. This exhibition will also include works by artists who played a role in Ian’s development as an artist. 

The works will be accompanied by written recollections, anecdotes and stories from the artists as well as some rare recorded thoughts and words by Ian himself.

Artists: Bryony Anderson, Glenn Barkley, Judy Bourke, Didier Balez, Ivor Fabok, Ian Fairweather, Penny Harris, Afroula Joannou, Vivienne Littlejohn, Brett Masters, Kevin Mortensen, Paul Ryan, Sadie Tansey, Noel Thurgate.



(detail) Ian Gentle in his Clifton School of Arts studio, 1992. Photograph Nick Brash © Wollongong City Council, Wollongong Library Collection.