JAMES DRINKWATER
IN THE ARMS OF MORETON FIGS
28 JAN – 14 FEB 2015

JAMES DRINKWATER
Driving into Stradbroke Island 2015
oil on hardboard
45 × 35 cm

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Fenced by an ocean 2015
oil on hardboard
45 × 35 cm

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I think of all the paintings 2015
oil on hardboard
80 × 70 cm

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In the halls of my youth 2015
oil on hardboard
122 × 91.5 cm

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Palms droop and groom the sand 2015
oil on hardboard
80 × 70 cm

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Would you could you in the dark? 2015
oil on hardboard
45 × 35 cm

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We may never leave 2015
oil on hardboard
122 × 91.5 cm

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The tidal sleep 2015
oil on hardboard
45 × 35 cm

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Up and down the ocean pool ramp 2015
oil on hardboard
80 × 70 cm

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Boy 2015
oil on hardboard
45 × 35 cm

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Eleanor on Little Beach 2015
oil on hardboard
80 × 70 cm

JAMES DRINKWATER
Help me set the table 2015
oil on hardboard
45 × 35 cm

JAMES DRINKWATER
In the arms of Moreton Figs 2015
oil on hardboard
80 × 70 cm

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Leaning wind and tidal kiss 2015
oil on hardboard
80 × 70 cm

JAMES DRINKWATER
Stoic boy by the bathers pool 2015
oil on hardboard
45 × 35 cm

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We three became trees on that tea tree lake 2015
oil on hardboard
119.5 × 80 cm

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That’s how the light gets in 2015
oil on hardboard
80 × 70 cm


in The Arms of Moreton Figs

Ancient swells hit the bells and the buoys
Over that black and endless sea
So I think of all the paintings
Every axe and every flame
The Pioneer and You Yangs

But if we sleep now we may never leave
Leaning wind and tidal kiss
Fenced by an ocean
In the liberal minds of sharks and dogs

And if this whole thing becomes a dream
Then place me in tombs of slumber
In the halls of my youth
In the arms of moreton figs

–James Drinkwater, December 2014