Feathers Will Fly
James Money
August 23, 2023
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September 9, 2023

Lennox St. Gallery is delighted to present Feathers Will Fly, an exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by James Money from August 23 - September 9, 2023

Private View: Wed, 23 Aug 2023, 6-8pm

Exhibition Floor Talk: Sat, 26 Aug 2023, 12-2pm

Money flies into Lennox Street flocked by his feathered entourage. These birds have bravado. Big birds; big egos. They talk the talk (and squawk the squawk). It’s a war of the birds. With beaks drawn at twenty paces, who will survive in this bird-eat-bird world?

Our curiosity is piqued by what is unseen. Are their feathers puffed up for seduction or survival?

Imagined from nature, Money reveals the regal, resplendent, determined avian nature combined with bluff, bluster and spunk. Will they go beak to beak? Who will fly the coop? Or return to the nest?

Through Acrylic paint, wax crayon and pen and ink, these winged beauties magnify the dangerous game of life.  From haughty hops to majestic motion, they are on the move.

Buckle up and enjoy the flight. There won’t be turbulence but one thing is for sure, feathers will fly.

James Money

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Money’s early graphic art influences comprised an unusually eclectic diet. His fascination was captured by everything from MAD magazine to Vincent Van Gogh - his visual palate ran the gamut from traditional to contemporary art, magazine illustration and popular culture. He had his first drawing published when he was 16 years of age and a few years later, graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, in 1995. Money worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for many years. His drawings were published by Amida magazine, The Age, The Ink Group and others. Barry Humphries once described Money’s Savage Club Prize winning drawing of Sir Les Patterson as “the best I’ve ever seen”. Sir William Dargie (winner of 8 Archibald Prizes) declared Money “a talent” when they met in the 90’s.

In 2010 his works were selected as finalists in the Archibald Prize and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. In 2013 Money’s portrait of John Bertrand was selected for the Salon des Refusés. In 2018, he was Semi Finalist in The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. In the tradition of Australian artists such as Norman Lindsay, Donald Friend and John Spooner, Money also produces pen and ink works. He creates these with an old -fashioned nib pen-dipping it in black ink to get thick and thin lines and showing his confidence as a supreme draughtsman. His work is included in public and private collections throughout Australia and abroad, including The Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Portrait by Guy Lavoipierre

Feathers Will Fly
by
James Money
August 23, 2023
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September 9, 2023
The Landing
James Money
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$ 25,000.00 AUD
The Landing, 2023, Acrylic on board, 122cm x 240cm
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Nightbird
James Money
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$ 4,250.00 AUD
Nightbird, 2023, Acrylic on board, 60cm x 61cm
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In Full Flight
James Money
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$ 6,000.00 AUD
In Full Flight, 2023, Wax Crayon on Paper, 58.5cm x 95cm
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Young Ibis
James Money
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$ 3,600.00 AUD
Young Ibis, 2023, Wax Crayon on Paper, 48cm x 80cm
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Flying Wren 2
James Money
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$ 3,600.00 AUD
Flying Wren 2, 2022, Pen and ink with Acrylic, 57cm x 82cm
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