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STEVE SALO Halcyon Days

12 September - 1 October

Halcyon Days takes us on an exploration of the coastal landscape as seen through the eyes of Geelong-based painter Steve Salo. In this series of works, drawn largely from memory, Steve recalls those places from which feelings of freedom, wonder and a deep sense of connection to the natural world are mixed with recollections of childhood riverside adventures and day trips down to the coast.

Hoping to share his sense of continuity and connectedness to place, Steve reflects “It is my hope that these works will provide moments of solace to patients, staff and visitors to the hospital and that they’ll reconnect to their own memories of being in places they love.”

Showing daily 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, 12 July until 1 October 2017 at Epworth Gallery

Steve Salo bio

‘Point Lonsdale’, oil on canvas, 60 x 76 cm
‘Eastern View’, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 76 cm
‘View from the Pole House’, oil and bitumen on canvas, 76 x 76 cm
‘The Track’, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm


The Back to Back Theatre Portraits
Exhibition in the Curved Wall Gallery at the Frankston Arts Centre, Melbourne, from 19 October to 9 December 2017

Paintings from Finland
Paintings from Steve’s Finland residency will be shown at the Embassy of Finland, Canberra, from 20 November 2017 to 15 January 2018, as part of the event program for Suomi Finland 100 centenary of independence.

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12 September
1 October
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Epworth Gallery, Epworth Geelong Hospital
1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Victoria Australia
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