ROY JACKSON – HANDS ON


Defiance Gallery presents

Presented by Defiance Gallery, an exhibition of major works featured in a new monograph launched at the exhibition. 

This major new art monograph, which was begun before Jackson’s death in 2013, reveals the exhilarating breadth of Roy Jackson’s painting as critics, curators and fellow artists share their experiences and insights with regard to his life and work. Essay by Terence Maloon with contributions by Maggie Bassendine, Elisabeth Cummings, Sioux Garside, David Hawkes, Ildiko Kovacs, John McDonald, Barbara Neil, John Peart, Mick Rooney RA and Paul Selwood.

Roy Jackson was a painter's painter, a rare talent whose work – spanning more than five decades – explored and challenged the possibilities of both abstraction and representation. Highly esteemed by artists, students and critics, the power of his work is in its vitality and the evocation of sensation; his art channels the patterns and latent energy of nature; it can communicate a story, an emotion or an all encompassing response to 'that place, to that moment, to that time'.

Photography: Stephen Oxenbury. Images courtesy of Defiance Gallery and the Roy Jackson Estate