A rectangular canvas is painted a vibrant orange. In the centre, the silhouette of a duck cut from smooth acrylic paint is attached. The edges of the duck curl slightly. To the left text reads "Duck Decoy" and to the right "Paint Portrait".


Friday, 20 January 2023


7:00 pm

Vernissage for John Murchie: À rebours

Join us for a vernissage to celebrate the exhibition John Murchie: À rebours

John Murchie’s art explores the relationship between order and accident. By focusing on simple actions, such as drawing a line, applying paint, or selecting colours, he seeks chaos in constraint and humour in seriousness. Straight lines end up crooked, evenly applied layers of paint become strange formations, crossword puzzles reveal modernist abstractions. À rebours (Against the Grain) spans fifty years of Murchie’s artistic practice, which found its direction in the 1970s, when he was Director of the Library at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Curated by Emily Falvey and Felicity Tayler

Masks are mandatory

Detailed venue access information


Image:John Murchie, Duck Decoy Paint Portrait, 2001, acrylic on canvas, private collection