Suburban Odyssey by Shaun Tan

‘Footpath, Fifth Avenue’ 2004, oil on canvas, 110 x 120 cm.

2011 ALMA recipient Shaun Tan’s exhibition Suburban Odyssey is right now presented at the Fremantle Arts Centre in Western Australia. The exhibits are a number of large scale paintings, as well as a smaller recent works and illustrations. Many works are presented for the first time ever. Shaun Tan states: “What makes this exhibition unique is that it features personal works that have almost never been previously exhibited, and which I also consider to be my most significant work as an artist.”

Journalist Darren Jorgensen reviewed the exhibition in the West Australian: “Many Australian artists celebrate the boredom of the suburban landscape, but Tan is able to breathe magic into the streetscapes of Perth.”

Listen to Michael Cathcart’s interview with Shaun Tan in Australien National Radion, from May 15th, here.

Suburban Odyssey is exhibited until July 15th.

‘Fighting Crows’ 1998, oils, wood, cardboard, plaster on plywood, 50 x 70cm.

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