Watson’s world-renowned paintings are a celebration of the male form, both in its uniformed and its natural glory. This exciting exhibition, Homines Uniformis features gay rugby players, naked surfers and pop-star Alfie Arcuri in various states of dress.
22 February — 04 March
Daily 11am — 7pm
Artist's Reception 22 February, 6 — 8pm
Uniformed, or in complete contrast, naked - MEN unite the artworks. Military, mounty, rugby or surfer – do the clothes make the man? Singer, Alfie Arcuri features in a striking new artwork. His recent single, 'If They Only knew', written from personal experience, explores covert same sex love and coming out.
Stephen Fry exclaimed “Watson has created another dazzlingly provocative, witty and enchanting take on a classic painting!” after viewing the artwork featuring Alexis, a gay UK rugby player who caught Watson’s attention posting on Instagram about important and inspiring queer themes and mental health issues.
With the artist in residence throughout the exhibition, this will be a rare chance to learn first-hand about his style, his intentions and the stories behind the artwork on display. A full multi-media experience awaits each visitor into the exhibition with video presentations on the artist’s work giving insight into the creative process and final sentiment.