Planes, boats and cars of art

One of the works currently on exhibtion.
One of the works currently on exhibtion.

AN exhibition of works by Newcastle artist Edward Milan opens on Friday, 6pm, at Art Systems Wickham until March 5. The show titled Carnival features drawings, paintings, sculptures and three dimensional wall objects by the artist. Planes, boats and cars feature in his works.

"These motifs started appearing in my work twenty years ago, and have now become concentrated forms of expression in my work,” Milan said. “They’re not loaded with meaning, I just like to use them for their simplicity.”

Milan exhibited regularly, from 1990 til 2001, in numerous group and solo shows with Legge Gallery in Sydney.

After a break of 12 years, he has exhibited in several group exhibitions. He won the Maitland Art Prize in 2014 and was a finalist in the Kilgour Prize in 2016. His work is held in the Newcastle Region Art Gallery collection, ArtBank and many private collections.

Art Systems Wickam is located at 40 Annie Street. Opening hours are Friday to Sunday from midday to 4pm.