The Landscape of Being brought the much lauded work of Victorian painter Helen Maudsley to FAC for her first solo show in WA. One of Australia’s most respected artists, Maudsley has been painting for six decades and her unique psycho-aesthetic vision of the world has influenced many artists. Her work is concerned with the nature and language of painting and drawing, about the relevance of art in the community, and how we manage the cultural conflict between the popular and the serious.

Maudsley has exhibited regularly since 1954, including in Cross Currents: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2007 (curated by the late John Stringer) and two major surveys of her own work in 2007 in Victoria.

The Landscape of Being in The West Australian

The Landscape of Being Media Release