1st February – 29th February

Casper Fairhall and Tom Freeman @ Art Collective WA

New works by // Caspar Fairhall // Tom Freeman


Caspar Fairhall draws on the language of geometric abstraction to make figurative works in this accomplished new series. Elision means both the omission of one or more sounds in a word and to join together or merge disparate elements. The double sense of omitting and combining elements is central to this body of work, in which Caspar invites the viewer to play with the notion that pictures are paradoxes – they are simultaneously flat and illusionistic, motionless, while having a sense of embodied time.

Caspar Fairhall, Double Remnant, 2019, acrylic and oil on panel, 25 x 50cm (diptych)

In these paintings and works on paper architectural elements take on the qualities of eroded geology; geology becomes abstract pattern, and flat geometric forms are used to build ambiguous spatial structures.


Tom Freeman revisits the walking tracks of his childhood wanderings through layered lines and colours of memories in this new body of work.

With a practice that is primarily based around abstract forms, marks and processes, Tom Freeman was selected for the Ramsay Art Prize at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2019. This is his first show with Art Collective WA.

Saturday 15 February, 2 
– 3pm

Caspar and Tom will discuss their work with curator Andre Lipscombe, as part of our Collective Conversations recorded series.

Art Collective WA
2/565 Hay Street, Cathedral Square, Perth

Gallery and stockroom open:
Wednesday to Friday 11am–4pm
Saturday 12–4pm. Friday 31 Jan 11am6pm
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