This creative work was originally published as:
Morris, R. (2014). Fairweather [Etching on paper]. Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
Face 2 Face is a group exhibition which has been curated by Robin Gibson from the Robin Gibson Gallery. The primary focus of the exhibition is portraits by the gallery artists, and invited artists, of other artists, both Australian and International. Portraiture continues to play an important role in Australian art circles as can be seen in the annual exhibitions The Archibald Prize, and the Doug Moran Prize. The portrait Fairweather which I contributed to the exhibition is a zinc plate etching on Fabriano 220gsm paper. The focus of the work Fairweather, was to capture a likeness of the artist, yet customise this likeness to reflect the inner struggles the artist had with anxiety and suspicion, while living a considerably hermitic life as an artist on Bribe Island near Brisbane. It was my intention capture the many facial lines of the artist via the etching process, which lends itself so well to such delineations.
Morris, Richard Dr., "Fairweather" (2014). Arts Creative Works. 3.