Murwillumbah artist Graeme Stevenson working on his piece for The Golden Mean exhibition beginning at the Escape Gallery at the end of the month.
Murwillumbah artist Graeme Stevenson working on his piece for The Golden Mean exhibition beginning at the Escape Gallery at the end of the month. Crystal Spencer

Painting with numbers

MURWILLUMBAH artist Graeme Stevenson is taking his “defining work” public.

Mr Stevenson is undertaking a massive five metre by two metre canvas painting for Escape Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, The Golden Mean.

He has begun work at home but will continue under the public eye in the Brisbane Street gallery at the end of the month when the exhibition opens.

The painting will graphically narrate the story of the golden mean, a universal ratio that occurs repeatedly in nature and which is believed to represent the mathematical formula for beauty.

“It’s going to be pretty controversial,” Ms Stevenson said yesterday.

“It’s a surrealist take based around my view of where we are coming from as humans and where we are going.

“This is the biggest painting I’ve ever done. It has been a challenge; I’ve been up and down the ladder so many times.”

Mr Stevenson will transport his work to the gallery on November 25.

The exhibition will also feature work from Northern Rivers artists David Calrow, Frank Miles, Robert Todonai and Robert Pope.

The Golden Mean exhibition will be held at the Escape Art Gallery in Murwillumbah. It opens to the public on Sunday November 29.



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