being literal. The primed board was before me, waiting, I hesitated. To my left my oldest brother hovered over a large, paint encrusted canvas that absorbed all his attention. For days I had made it my errand to sit and watch this brother barely exist while thoughtfully lost, engulfed, painting. He was an engineer student at the [University of Western Australia] who painted in his spare time. Once, he turned and asked what I would like to paint. When next I arrived, there it was—this primed board propped on a sort of easel, my brother again unaware of my presence, and his question not yet answered.

Date: 25/Jan/2003 to 06/Jul/2003
At: Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
List of Works: by Gail Hastings
primed canvas (charcoal grey)
primed canvas (may green)
primed canvas (Naples yellow)
Bibliography: Anna Clabburn, Space is the text best thing’, The Weekend Australian: Arts, 22–23 February 2003, p.R13.
Heidi Museum of Modern Art

Dir: Warwick Reeder

Heide 1, Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road
Bulleen VIC 3105

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