Tolarno Galleries will re-open in August 2020 with The Sun Also Sets, an exhibition of new works by Danie Mellor.
Comprising sepia-tone paintings overlaid with iridescent wash as well as large-format photomontages, the series signals a new approach for the Mackay-born artist.
"There's an important sense of remembering throughout my work," says Mellor. "We're part of a conversation with history, one often mediated by images. I have a strong connection to, and feeling for, photography from the late-colonial era because our family archive goes back to 1908.
These and other early images have shaped how I approach image-making, as a way of re-examining nostalgia and how that relates to the emotional ache of separation and distance."
Press release courtesy Tolarno Galleries.