Greg Hansell Book Launch Invitation

Library - book launch - Greg Hansell Loading dock Maitland 2011Hawkesbury Library Service will host a book launch for the new book ‘Greg Hansell: the Purity of Light’, by Beagle Press, on Saturday, 13 April at 2pm at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor. The book will be launched by publisher Lou Klepac, Art Historian. Free event – all welcome!

Greg Hansell, the celebrated artist, has resided in the Hawkesbury district for more than 40 years and is one of the ‘living legends’ in the area, and an unassuming gentleman of great talent. Many of Greg’s paintings highlight his perceptions of the Hawkesbury and local landscape. He makes his own pigments by crushing rocks and clays and has created earth pastels with colour permanence of the highest rating. He also paints in oil. (Images: 1. Book Cover from Beagle Press, ‘Loading dock Maitland’ 2011. 2, Greg Hansell hanging works at the Crossing exhibition 2020]

Library - book launch - Greg Hansell 2020Over the years he has been a finalist more than 20 times in the Archibald Prize and a repeat finalist in the Wynne Prize and Salon de Refuse. Greg is a fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales, and his paintings are represented in corporate and academic collections all over Australia.

Greg Hansell was himself a portraiture subject for community members and artists at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery recently as part of the current Archibald Prize 2023 Regional Tour – an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.

Copies of the book and selected paintings will also be available for sale on the day. Bookings essential via Eventbrite or call the Library on 4560 4460 by 12 April 2024.

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