"As the saying goes, eyes are the window to the soul. Whether, in placing their eyes, Huntley uncovers the souls in his objects and paintings or gently guides them into being, it is in these apertures that their life force seems to be contained. Before any appraisal of colour, form or texture can be made, you must let them look you in the eye".Read More
Francis E Parker, Curator, Monash University Museum of Art 2011
Text courtesy Tolarno Galleries.
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Brendan Huntley emerges from a spring-green coastal backyard, dressed in an orange puffer jacket. The garden goes down towards a large, tidy shed at the back where the artist has set up an enviable st
Brendan Huntley has two art studios. One where he lives in Melbourne's inner-north; that's where he does most of his painting. Then there's another way down south in Frankston, at his mother's ramblin