Jeff Rigby

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Jeff Rigby

RED BUILDING, PARRAMATTA ROAD
acrylic on canvas 40×40cm
$3,200

I can best be described as realist, but while the actual truth is of some importance, I strive for the “look” of reality, rather than truth for its own sake. I feel quite free to add or subtract elements from the subject or perhaps change the light source for the sake of the picture. Sometimes, however, the subject is complete in itself and no additions or subtractions are necessary

Living in the Blue Mountains now, after having lived in Sydney, I tend to find my interest equally divided between the City and Central West, with occasional sojourns to places further a field. I have always painted Sydney, but my images are starting to relate to more of an idealised place, more to do with memories, than the city we know today.

Landscape has always appealed to me as a foil to the rigour of architectural form, but occasionally architecture creeps into that as well, usually in the form of functional working buildings, whose dynamics are always interesting.

While my interest lies in landscape and architecture, form, light and space are at the core of what I am trying to deal with. At a basic level, I am interested in a sense of timelessness in the fall of sunlight and shadow and the interrelatedness of all the myriad details of the world around us.

In this way there is recognition of times past and the possibility of things to come. The insignificant becomes remarkable and provides us with subjects for observation and reflection, a welcome relief from the absurdities of everyday life.

Jeff Rigby
Artist Statement Feb 07

Exhibitions

2013
Jeff Rigby
2010
Jeff Rigby 2010

Biography

1948
Born Sydney, 1948. Exhibited since 1975, Part time teacher of painting and drawing in NSW colleges of TAFE since 1975, and National Art School, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2010
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2007
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
Bakehouse Gallery Patonga
2006-2007
Gallery Bodalla
2006
Newman_White Gallery Lithgow
“Places of Industry; Where workers Unite” The Geo Centre , Broken Hill
2005
No 47 Rylstone “ Small Works from the Central West
2004
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2002
Hardware Fine Art. “ Sydney”
2001
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2000
Hardware Fine Art, Sydney
1999
UTS Gallery, Sydney Men At Work – On Site
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1996
Marie Jo Voigt Fine Art, Lilianfels, Katoomba
1995
Beaver Galleries, Canberra
1994
Australian Galleries, Sydney
1993
Macquarie Galleries Sydney Panoramas
1993
Curtin University – Perth, Bunbury, Geraldton, WA
Metro Plaza, Men at Work tour of WA
1992
Solander Gallery, Canberra
1991
Macquarie Galleries Metroplaza, Men at Work
1989
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1988
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1987
Macquarie Galleries Sydney The Harbour City
1986
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1985
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1983
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1981
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1978
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1976
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1976
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1975
Bonython Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2007
Same Place, Different View, Defiance Gallery
2006
ASMA Exhibition, The National Maritime Museum
AWI Exhibition, Artarmon Gallery
Drawing Exhibition, Defiance Gallery
ASMA annual Exhibition, Brisbane Maritme Museum
AWI annual Exhibition, Mosman Regional Gallery
2005
Drawcard, National Art School, Sydney
Drawing Exhibition, Defiance Gallery
Landscape Exhibition, Defiance Gallery
AWI Annual Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery,
ASMA Annual exhibition, Mosman Regional Gallery
2004
Landscape, Penrith Regional Gallery
When workers Unite, Braemar Galler y Springwood
Drawcard, National Art School, Sydney
2003
Railway Images, Jeff Rigby and Cliff Simcox, Gallery Lane, Leura
2002
Year Of the Outback, Broken Hill Regional Gallery
Australian Watercolour annuall exhibition, Mosman Regional Gallery
2001
Australian Watercolour Institute, Wagner Gallery, Sydney
Works on paper, Hazlehurst Gallery
2000
Kedumba Drawing Prize , Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls
1998
Michael Kempson, etchings; Jeff Rigby, drawings, Gallery Lane, Leura
Australian Watercolour Institute annual exhibition, S H Irvin Gallery, Sydney
1997
Salon des Refusés, S H Irvin Gallery, Sydney
Australian Watercolour Institute annual exhibition, S H Irvin Galley, Sydney
1996
Site and Sensibility, S H Irvin Gallery, Sydney
1994
Paint on the Tracks , S H Irvin Gallery, Sydney
1993
Jocelyn Maughan, Robin Norling, Jeff Rigby, The Manning Regional Gallery
Observing Sydney, S H Irvin Gallery, Sydney
1991
Green Art, S H Irvin Gallery. Sydney
From the City to the Fringes, Holdsworth Gallery
1990
Lake Mungo Michael Winters, Jeff Rigby, Macquarie Galleries
1989
9 × 5 Art Met Gallery, Sydney
1988
9 × 5 by mail, Centre Gallery, Surfers Paradise
1985
Artists Salute Lloyd Rees, Macquarie Galleries
1983
On Sight AGNSW Metropolian travelling art show
Recent Australian Painting A survey: 1970-1981 Art Gallery of South Australia
1982
Barossa Valley Touring exhibition to NSW Regional Galleries
1981
McCaughy Invitation Prize, National Gallery, Melbourne, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1978
Landscape and image Australian Art of the 70’s Directors’ Council and Dept. of Foreign Affairs. Travelling exhibition organised by Australian Galleries Directors and the Department of Foreign Affairs
1975-1976
Australian Realist Painters Art Gallery of South Australia
1975
Young Contemporaries, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
Young Painters Art of the Real, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

Awards

1988
Currabubula Red Cross Art Prize
1974
Rowney Student Prize

Collections

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Manly Art Gallery
  • State Library of NSW
  • Parliament House, Canberra
  • National Capital Development Commission
  • The High Court of Australia
  • Australiana Fund Collection
  • Rockhampton Art Gallery
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
  • IBM Australia
  • NRMA
  • Art Bank
  • Cruthers Collection
  • Lend Lease
  • Lowenstein Collection.
  • Sydney University Club
  • Sydney City Council

Bibliography

  • Sydney the Harbour City, Rigby J and Kingsmill, J. Pierson, Sydney, 1988
  • Borlase, Nancy: Sydney Scene, Art and Australia, Vol 12, No. 4 April June 1975
  • Borlase Nancy: Art, The Young Hopefuls, The Bulletin. August 16th. 1975
  • Bonython, Kim: Modern Australian Painting: Survey, 1970 80 Rigby Ltd.
  • Drury Neville: New Art Two: Craftsman House, 1988
  • Chanin, Eileen: Contemporary Australian Painting. Craftsman House, 1990.
  • Skinner Land Out of Time
  • Australian Water Colour Institute; 75th Anniversary Beagle Press
  • Australian Watercolour Institute Peter Pinson, Jean Campbell & Peter Laverty Pub Phillip Mathews


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