Scratched and Feathered
James Money
September 18, 2019
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October 5, 2019
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Birds, and humans, are survivors. These works feature dark, scratched, provoking pictures cropped to instigate the viewer's rumination on existence outside the frame. Aggressively notched and tarnished mark-making contrasts with a dignified silence: the suspenseful mystery of the impending moment.

"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint" - Edward Hopper

Money’s early graphic art influences comprised an unusually eclectic diet. His fascination was captured by everything from MAD magazine toVincent 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’sSavage 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 2013Money’s portrait of John Bertrand was selected for the Salon des Refusés. Most recently he was a 2018 Semi Finalist in The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.In the tradition of Australian artists such as Norman Lindsay, Donald Friend andJohn 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. The Art Gallery of Ballarat as a selection of his pen and ink drawings in their permanent collection.

James Money

Born in Melbourne.

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 Prizewinning 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 theArchibald Prize and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

In 2013 Money’s portrait of John Bertrand was selected for the Salon des Refusés. Most recently he was a 2018 Semi Finalist in The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. In the tradition of Australian artists such asNorman 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.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat has a selection of his pen and ink drawings in their permanent collection.

Scratched and Feathered
by
James Money
September 18, 2019
-
October 5, 2019
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