Maynard Waters - The last of the wine

Exhibition Opening

2pm Sunday 7 April 2019
Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Opened by Archibald Prize finalist artist Kerry McInnis

Exhibition continues until 30 May 2019

Artist's Statement

“After 49 International, National and Regional solo exhibitions... Was it a good drop . . . ? Time will tell” 

Maynard Waters has been painting his unique mind’s eye views of the places and characters he finds in the unique Australian city and rural social landscapes he has visited for over 60 years.

Along the way he’s savoured the tastes of a variety of wines from very fine to those maybe not so fine and has now decided to call it a day. This, his last exhibition offers a suite of works illustrating the findings that he comes across in his long-time visits to this country’s city and bush environments.

He’s sold paintings that number in the thousands - finding enough success to support a family and maintain a lust for depicting the people and places of his wide “sunburnt country”. The works in this exhibition are a compendium of the new, the old - and in a number of instances are re-worked and re painted pieces.

I recommend to you over sixty years of the artistic life of a genuine “Aussie” artist that has become as much a part of the landscape as the subjects he paints.

Stan d’Argeavel Exhibition Coordinator

Sunday 31 March 2019