From Somewhere, is an exhibition by Sydney based artist Todd Fuller.
In this period Fuller reflected on his early memories to the area, holidaying with his family as a child. With the memories of the sea air and the sense of freedom it brings in his mind, Fuller went onto produce a body of work that would encapsulate this sense of nostalgia. This quest led to discovering the local story of Harry Thompson, the unofficial caretaker of Shelly Beach.
To see the ocean for the first time was born – the feature animation work in the From Somewhere exhibition. A narration through line and tone, a series of drawing and paintings, Fuller breathes life into the many tales and stories told about the local (now passed) larrikin, who much like Fuller found solace in the beautiful ocean air of Port Macquarie.
Todd Fuller: Fuller has exhibited across Australia and internationally including the United States, Italy, France, South Korea, Bangladesh, England, Singapore and Malta. He has undertaken international residency at the Cite International Des Art in Paris, and at the British School in Rome. He has also been invited to participate in a number of domestic residencies including Bundanon, Grafton Hill and Blacktown. Fuller was awarded an honorable mention at the 15th Asian Art Biennale and in 2012 was appointed the Art Fellow at Sydney Grammar School. Most recently Fuller won the 2018 JADA Drawing Prize.
Image credit: Todd Fuller, to see the ocean for the first time, paper, mixed media, 2018.
A Glasshouse Regional Gallery Artist in Residence initiative.
Glasshouse Regional Gallery supporting local contemporary artists.