Ken Done: Up to 80

‘Up to 80’ brings together a collection of works completed by Ken Done AM from the last two decades. Known for his vibrant and colourful depictions of iconic Australian scenes from Sydney Harbour and sun-drenched beaches to tropical coral reefs and the Outback, Done captures the essence of how it feels to be Australian. Although the artist jokingly assigns ‘roughly 80 years’ to complete a painting, the 81 year old Done continues to paint with no plans to retire, wielding his brushes and oil crayons until he ‘falls off the twig.’

Ken Done, Ultramarine coral head, 2010-2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 150 × 200cm. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, The Ken Done Gallery, Sydney and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, New South Wales

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
1 October to 28 November 2021
New South Wales