Bridges theme of Consalvo works

The bridges of Sydney Harbour is the theme of a body of work at ASW.

The bridges of Sydney Harbour is the theme of a body of work at ASW.

Bridges have emerged as the subject of Dino Consalvo's art practice this year, having previously exhibited a series of Sydney bridge paintings at Janet Clayton Gallery, Paddington, in May.

Titled Traverse the works reveal how deeply Consalvo has been captured by these amazing concrete and metal structures that facilitate everyday living.

Painting en plein air and back in the studio, his new series of work boarders between the representational, the abstract and the narrative. 

Consalvo grew up in Newcastle and started exhibiting as a teenager. He studied Fine Art at Alexander Mackie College, Sydney, during the 1970s and completed a Diploma of Fine Art at Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne, in 1981.

He returned to Newcastle in 2012 to paint full-time. His work is held in Artbank and private collections in Australia and the USA. 

The exhibition opens on September 15, at 6pm, until October 1.

Art Systems Wickham, 40 Annie Street, Wickham.