Textures of Desire explores nationally recognised artist Rosemary Valadon’s well known reinterpretation of female archetypes alongside the artist’s application of classic artistic traditions such as still life painting. Rosemary Valadon lives and works in the historic town of Hill End in central NSW, and as stated by art critic Bruce James, ‘…Hill End offers Rosemary the perfect venue for this act of artistic revival’.  In the exhibition Textures of Desire we are confronted by the seductive paintings from the Wicked Women series alongside the lush grandeur of The Four Seasons ensemble. However, these paintings are exhibited beside the drawings, the studies and the drafts – the works on paper which supported the creation of the larger canvas paintings. These exquisitely crafted jewels together bring us closer to the artist, to Rosemary herself. They uncover and expose a deeper understanding of the artist’s mastery of material and subject matter.  As further stated by art critic Bruce James  Rosemary Valadon’s ravishing command of her materials that the works on paper shown here, both monochrome and coloured, display the full range of suggestion, sureness and sheer beauty of their oil-on-canvas counterparts.   Maitland invitation + dates for clients LATEST copy copy ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

'INTERIORS' curated by Gavin Wilson exhibited at Orange Regional Art Gallery, April 2018.

Valadon exhibited two works in this exhibition, based on the interior of her Hill End Studio. These works formed the

basis of her first solo exhibition with Wagner Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney, in July 2017

'Studio Looking North' 2017, oil on canvas 137 x 106cm. Private collection

Studio Looking North 2018 (for web)

'Studio Looking West' 2017, oil on canvas 137 x 106cm.  Private Collection

Studio Looking West 2018 (for web)


ABC ARTS presents: Rosemary Valadon: A Sensual World – Tuesday 4th April, 10pm - Repeat Sunday 9th April, 2.15 pm. Also available on iview.


See the Press release or on the ABC website here.

2017 March, Article in Country Style magazine, on Rosemary Valadon's life in Hill End


Book launch and exhibition ‘Hill End Table - Food Fire Art’ by Lino Alvarez and Kim Deacon at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

‘Winter Still Life’ by Rosemary Valadon exhibited at this exhibition.


Finalist Archibald 2016 - The Scribbler (Luke Sciberras), Art Gallery of N.S.W. Part of the Regional Travelling Exhibition during 2017

Survey Exhibition - Rosemary Valadon: A Sensual World catalogue


1 APRIL – 8 MAY 2016

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