This exhibition represents a celebration of critical ideas and narratives as artists embrace a uniform format of a 40 x 40cm canvas.  An exhibition of small paintings by a range of artists encourages the viewer to engage directly with new concepts and, through a comparative process, recognise and appreciate the unique language of expression inherent to each.This curated exhibition of small works also suggests how an artist’s communicative power is not dependant on large scale or size. Each small but strongly evocative work of art utilises space effectively, conveying the vital aspects of form and idea. This exhibition of little gems offers a contrast to heroic large-scale paintings, often classified as ‘masterpieces’ or ‘major works’.  By setting aside expectations for physical scale, the ’40/40 Project’ invites an evaluation of each work based on the values of aesthetics, form and idea.Featuring work by: Lynn Savery (Guest Artist), Matthew Browne (Guest Artist), Genevieve Carroll, Marcella Kaspar, Boyd Sanday, Celia Perceval, Belinda Street, Nick Hall, Rosemary Valadon, Min-Woo Bang, Dagmar Cyrulla, Mark Hislop, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Christopher Orchard, Neil Taylor, Judith White and Jo Young.


Bang_Ephemeral Beauty_oil on linen_40x40
Bang_Mysterious Landscape_oil on linen_40x40
Bang_The Lake_oil on linen_40x40
Browne - vinyl tempera & oil on linen 400x400mm 2019
Carroll_Afternoon_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm_email
Carroll_Apples for Piero_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Carroll_Autumn's conversation_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Carroll_The goldfish and the bowl_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Hall_Invisible Milk Baths_mixed media on panel_40 x 40cm
Hislop_Untitled 1_acrylic on acrylic sheet_40 x 40cm
Hislop_Untitled 2_acrylic on acrylic sheet_40 x 40cm
Kaspar_Tales of Times Past 1 _oil on linen_40 x 40cm
Kaspar_Tales of Times Past 2_oil on linen_40 x 40cm_master
McInnis_Ormiston_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm
McInnis_Rocky Cave_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm
Millard_Freshwater Bay_acrylic on paper laminated on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Millard_Hills Gate Farm_acrylic on paper on canvas_40 x 40cm
Millard_Paddy's Camp_acrylic on paper laminated on canvas_master
Millard_Railway Line_arcylic on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Millard_Seafarers Cottage_acrylic on paper laminated on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Orchard_Butress_Charcoal on paper laminated to canvas_40x40cm
Orchard_Earth and Sky_charcoal on paper laminated to canvas_40x40cm
Orchard_Horizon_Charcoal on paper laminated to canvas_40x40cm_master
Perceval_Bluebells in Rodd Wood_oil on canvas_ 40x40_Master
Perceval_Bottlebrush and Banksia in the Wildflowers NSW Coastal Bushland_oil on canvas 40 x40cm
Perceval_Cockatoss Nesting in the Applegums with Banksias in Bundeena Bush NSW_oil on canvas_40x40_master
Perceval_Lavnedar Fields above Castellane,France_oil on canvas _ 40x40 three
Sanday_The Wind Factory_oil on linen laid on board_35 x 40cm_email_0
Savery_In the Wings_Oil on linen_40 x 40cm_master
Savery_Lynn_The Phone Rang_oil on linen_40 x 40cm
Savery_The Alchemist_oil on linen_40 x 40cm_master
Savery_The Curator_oil on linen_40 x 40cm_master
sisters final image. 2021
Street_Hawkesbury Study 1_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm
Street_Hawkesbury Study 2_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm
Street_Hawkesbury Study 3_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm
Taylor_Govetts Dawn_acrylic on board_40 x 40
Taylor_Horseshow Dawn_acrylic on board_40 x 40
Taylor_IntermezzoAtLockleys_acrylic on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Taylor_Sketch For Burning Mist_acrylic on canvas_40 x 40cm_email
Valadon_Mouse _ oil on canvas_40x40_Master
Valadon_The Kitchen Chair_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Valadon_The Orange Hat_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Valadon_Watermelon and Daisys_oil on canvas_40 x 40cm_master
Young_Vessel Entwined No 1_oil on linen_40 x 40cm
Young_Vessel Entwined No 2_oil on linen_40 x 40cm
Jo Young 'Vessel with Seedpod' oil on linen 40 x 40cm