PRESS RELEASE: Paradise Hills Gallery 1-9 Doonside Rd, Richmond, Victoria
OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY AUGUST 8, 7-10pm. On till August 23
Next on the Paradise Hills calendar is A PARACOSM. This will be Ian’s first showing at Paradise Hills.
Ian Paradine is an English born artist, gallery director and curator, who grew up in Australia. He first studied drawing, photography & painting at RMIT (P.I.T.) Melbourne, then left for Europe on an Australia Council, artist travel grant. He later finished his Joint Visual Arts honours degree at The Camberwell College of Art/ ual London. From 2001-2012 he lived, worked and exhibited in Vienna, holding 14 solo & group exhibitions.
Next to his studio practice 2004-11 he co-launched, ran and curated a commercial gallery in the second district of Vienna, Galerie am Karmelitermarkt, holding six exhibitions a year (total 30) which focused on contemporary painting, photography and new media, representing, exhibiting and supporting established, as well as emerging visual artists.
He returned to Australia mid 2012, where he currently lives and exhibits.
Since being back in Australia, Ian has been amassing a vast array of drawings, paintings, photography and digital collage. At the Paradise Hills solo next Friday he will exhibit a selection of all media.