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!

Hilary Jackman | A year on the line

/ the relevance of still life paintings [alternative title] A culmination of over 60 years investigating form, light in the landscape, and still life, this exhibition is a seamless development of Jackman’s oeuvre. The exquisite works she has produced here testify to her ambition to truly see, and to capture a visual truth in the environment that surrounds us. Jackman is someone I admire deeply for many things, but for the purpose of this article, it is for her unwavering commitment to paint. … Still life painting is generally more complex than at first glance. Part record of the times, part technical investigation and part cultural statement – it could represent all or even none of these thi