Light, Land and Sea

Melanie Stevenson

May 06, 2021

Porter’s Paints is proud to be a Supporting Partner of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and never more so than now, in seeing our beautiful colours and paints as back drops to the incredible Streeton exhibition.

The gallery curators are calling it “the most significant retrospective of Australian impressionist artist Arthur Streeton ever held” and that “Arthur Streeton’s brilliant evocations of light, land and sea are amongst the most enduring and popular paintings for many Australians. His sun-drenched impressionist landscapes from the 1880s, joyful depictions of Sydney Harbour in the 1890s, and pastoral paintings from the 1920s and 30s continue to define an image of our unique environment.” (Source: AGNSW)

These much-loved works, over 150 of them, are stunningly exhibited on a backdrop of Porter’s Paints colours (colour names below). We formulate our colours to be rich, earthy and full of character, and to take on a life of their own as light changes in the space. We carefully layer our unique pigments to enhance the effect light has on colour, changing, deepening and developing colour and mood as the day moves into night or as the light changes.

The colours in Streeton’s works are enhanced and not overwhelmed by the strong wall colours, and this is because the rich and complex pigment combinations in the Porter’s colours enable a complimentary supporting backdrop.

The exhibition features over 150 works from public and private collections, including some not exhibited for over 100 years. The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open and are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measure to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19.

Streeton is on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 14 February 2021.