Beyond the Opening is a public record of recent outstanding Australian and European exhibitions we attend. This record is an effort to share the experience of the art work, the  exhibition, and the space it inhabits. Enjoy!

Fred Williams | Mark Dober

The contrast between Fred Williams and Mark Dober’s work is exhilarating. Fred finds beauty and rhythm in a drought stricken sunburnt country, whilst in the gallery next door Mark immerses us in a lush tangle of vegetative growth. These two exhibitions share many commonalities yet are equally different: depiction, approach, investigation, use of medium and presentation. Fred Williams in the You Yangs is a poignant exhibition showcasing his rigour and material investigation, whilst immersion into the fluid and fertile large scale landscape by Mark Dober is like a gasp of fresh air. Brilliant. … I went to the You Yangs in preparation for these exhibitions. It was the first day of spring - the