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The Reciprocal Eye

EXHIBITION WARRNAMBOOL Clive Murray White Michelle Caithness 300dpi - cropped

The Reciprocal Eye

5 Apr 2024 – 16 Jun 2024

Clive Murray-White and Michelle Caithness: The Reciprocal Eye, pays homage to a rich heritage of traditional Western art practices, demonstrating a deep respect for materials and an intimate connection with the act of creation. Focusing on a dialogue between the two artists, the exhibition shows the transformative impact of mark-making across mediums and explores the intimacy of collaboration.

Murray-White’s works often uncover forms seemingly hidden within the raw material of stone. Drawing upon the Italian style of Non-Finito, a technique of leaving part of the sculpture in its raw state, they are filled with tension between the recognizable and the primordial timelessness of the stone. Caithness’ works on paper and canvas explore the emergence of forms through the manipulation of texture, light and colour, uncovering dialogues that integrate memories and cyclic experiences. The works on display are shared impressions that resonate with intellectual curiosity to explore the depths of human experience.

Clive Murray-White and Michelle Caithness: The Reciprocal Eye continues the Warrnambool Art Gallery’s commitment to profiling the work of important regional artists.

Clive Murray-White has exhibited extensively since 1967 and participated in group shows including the Sydney Biennale (1973, 1976). His work is represented in private and public collections such as the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria & New Parliament House, Canberra.

Michelle Caithness graduated from Victoria College, Prahran in 1991 and completed a Masters of Visual Art at Monash University in 2018. She has exhibited nationally and has been a finalist for The Dobell Drawing Prize, The Kedumba Drawing Award and the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art.

Image: Michelle Caithness, Audience # 4, 2019, charcoal on paper, 152 x 132cm, Clive Murray-White, Michelle Fourteen, 2018, Chillagoe marble, 66 x 37 x 46cm.

Gallery Details

Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street
Warrnambool VIC 3280
T: 03 5559 49 49
W: thewag.com.au

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm 
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Public Holidays: 12pm - 3pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Entry is Free


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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.