Thirroul artist Frank Nowlan will open his second exhibition at Egg and Dart Gallery this Friday night.
Nowlan is a past winner of the Fisher’s Ghost Contemporary Art Award and his work is held in significant private collections as well as the Wollongong University Collection and the Wollongong City Gallery.
Frank has lived in the Northern Illawarra since 1976, working as a primary school teacher up until he turned 60.
“I’d always been an amateur painter,” he says. “In fact one of my teachers at college also taught Brett Whitely, but it wasn’t until I retired that I was able to take up art as more than a hobby.”
Frank says his exhibition includes some of his older works, alongside paintings not-yet exhibited. “They are mostly of buildings around Thirroul,” says Frank. “You’ll recognise The Postman’s and the Commonwealth Bank. And I’ve put a character outside of all of them. You’ll have to see the works to discover what they mean. I think they’re a little ambiguous.”
Frank Nowlan Old and New opens at Egg and Dart Thirroul on Friday June 23 at 6pm