Dioramas - Ross Watson Exhibition

Image: Footballer by Ross Watson

World first launch of new painting series.

Watson’s new series 'Dioramas', demonstrates an exciting development in the artist’s work, and explores personal themes relevant to his experience of the global pandemic and lock downs.

"Walking our dogs along beautiful Collins Street in Melbourne during lock down and seeing the empty luxury fashion house's windows was both unprecedented and surprisingly inspiring. I thought about the same designer boutiques I've visited when travelling abroad before the pandemic, and how much I also miss visiting art museums and working with new models.” wrote Watson.

A starting point was offered by the experience and the artist began imagining creating painted theatre sets or glass showcases which may be be viewed by an audience - many of which we are observing online in numerous countries as international travel remains restricted.

Artworks from Watson’s 1992 Self Series also feature, which coincides with his artwork included in the current NGV QUEER exhibition.

"He’s a leader in contemporary realism."
— Sir Elton John

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Event & ticketing details


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Dates & Times

WHEN 22-23 Jan, 29-30 Jan, 5-6 Feb | Sat, Sun 11am-5pm


FREE No ticket required


Ross Watson Gallery

465 Nicholson St, Carlton North

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96 to stop 16

Event notes


Premiere, New Work, Melbourne Premiere, Australian Premiere



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