Under Wild Skies

‘The Keyholes’ oil, acrylic, micaceous iron oxide and mica flakes on wood 102.5 x 117.5cm (framed)


Fred Fowler is a visual explorer of wormholes, between civilisation and nature, native and invasive species, conflict and resolution. His paintings are seductive tableaux that subvert colonial traditions of landscape painting, and articulate the Australian condition past and present.

Under Wild Skies transforms Australia into densely textured walls of colour, torn between a complex past and an uncertain but joyous future. These works are based not only on the physical landscape, but also the cultural and psychological landscape of Australia.

Fred’s distinctive paintings bring together a collage of symbols – the local pool, sections of bushland, ghost nets, boats and buildings all combine to make place. With the addition of spirits, figures and animals comes biodiversity and interactions, which is where the paintings start to come alive.


Under Wild Skies by Fred Fowler
3rd – 8th December 2016

TDF Collect
14 Little Oxford St

Opening Saturday 3rd December.
Gallery open from 10:00am, with drinks from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday 4th December, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Monday 5th December, CLOSED
Tuesday 6th December, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 7th December, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday 8th December, 10:00am – 4:00pm