Deniliquin boy Vincent Duffy-Richards, 15, will launch in his first exhibition on Saturday.November 12, 2012 2:15pm
Deniliquin teenager Vincent Duffy-Richards will exhibit in a gallery alongside his aunty Josephine Duffy.
Deniliquin teenager Vincent Duffy-Richards has been exploring art and self portraits for many years.
This weekend the 15 year-old will launch his first exhibition, sharing the limelight with his aunty and former local artist Josephine Duffy, her husband Paul Links and their friend from the Central Coast, Peter Waples.
The exhibition, titled Four Journeys, will open on Saturday at the Peppin Heritage Centre.
An official opening will be held from 4pm to 6pm, with the artworks on display until the end of the month.
While Vincent has had an art influence his whole life, though his aunt and his mother, Deniliquin High School art teacher Patsy Duffy, he said it was a primary school project that really sparked his interest.
It also set in place a love of self portraiture, he said.
‘‘I had a task in primary school where I was given a photo of myself and had to redraw it using little squares as a guide.
‘‘Kind of like a copy and complete task you find in the magazines.
‘‘From there I decided to continue on, using just my eye.’’
By Year 6, Vincent was drawing portraits of his school friends, and in high school he took a liking for painting.
He has continued with self portraits to try and fine tune his own skill, saying he also found his own features interesting and challenging to recreate.
Vincent enjoys his art so much, the Year 9 students has already decided he wants to go to art school after he graduates.
He then hopes to perhaps become an art teacher.
His aunt Josephine was born and bred in Deniliquin and left in the 1980s to attend art school. She is now settled on the Central Coast of NSW.
Her works on display in Deniliquin explore the journey of natural landscapes on the Central Coast.
The seaside vistas are notably dotted with modern developments like powerlines, which Josephine calls the ‘‘urban creep’’.
Paul is a photographer and his part of the exhibition concentrates on the journey he and his wife took to Cuba about two years ago.
The images form part of a photo essay on the social changes in Cuba at the time, documented on their five week holiday.
A plumber by trade, Josephine describes her friend Peter as a ‘‘frustrated artist’’.
He uses recycled materials attached to his profession to create intricate sculptures, using predominantly brass and copper.
His pieces are described as whimsical, and are said to represent the journey of re-creation.
The Peppin Heritage Centre gallery is open daily from 9am to 4pm and entry is by gold coin donation.
For more information, phone 5898
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