Now Showing: John Prince Siddon.
Hatching Time is John Princes second solo show in Melbourne and follows a highly successful solo exhibition early in 2020 at Fremantle Art Centre. Prince the son of Pompey Siddon, who was one of the founding painters at Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency in Fitzroy Crossing W.A in 1991. A Walmajarri man, he was born in 1964 in Derby, and spent his early years working on cattle stations until injured in a horse riding accident. Prince has been painting with Mangkaja since 2009. Princes artworks entice the viewer with an optical dynamism generated by colliding pattern design and imagery both traditional and contemporary, personal and popular.
Prince’s narrative captures what all artist strive for – a personal voice that intrigues. A personal language that connects to the universal. Johns is continually exploring many mediums and ways of working painted surfaces. Moving between 2D and 3D in medium and also in illusion. Prince depicts often confronting imagery inspired by national and global issues he watches on television, his own story and desert iconography and the Narrangkarni (Dreamtime).
This exhibition is in collaboration with Mangjaka Arts Resource Agency.