TALK: AUSTRALIAN ARTIST TIM MAGUIRE


On Wednesday 18 October at 6:15pm, join us at the Alliance Française de Sydney for a talk with the renowned artist Tim Maguire. There will be wine & cheese on arrival.

In 1993 the Australian artist Tim Maguire won the prestigious Moët and Chandon Painting Fellowship which took him, his artist wife and young children to France for a year. Instead, they ended up staying for nine years, first in Champagne, then in the Loire Valley where they purchased and restored an old farmhouse and a neighbouring barn for studios, and eventually in Paris, where he began a close collaboration with the master printer Franck Bordas which continues to this day.

Despite a move to the UK in 2002, Tim has maintained a permanent studio in France and has regularly worked there. He and his wife currently spend half of each year in the Tarn-et-Garonne, painting, and restoring an old chateau they purchased in 2009.

Tim will talk about his art practice, and his experiences as an Australia artist working in France.

Images of Tim's impressive work and past exhibitions can be viewed here.