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Detail of John Spiteri, Atelier Spiteri, 2022, oil and enamel on canvas, 200 x 282cm, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney. Image courtesy Sarah Cottier Gallery

Atelier Spiteri

3 Sep 2022
Sarah Cottier Gallery 13 Aug - 10 Sep 2022

In 1903, author Samuel Butler declared that “every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself”. Despite the modernist, patriarchal origins of this quote, it may still be said that, while artists’ works alter in form and content over the course of their lifetime, the same concerns or questions tend to inform each instance of their expression.

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