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Greg Hansell: the Purity of Light book launch

Greg Hansell
Greg hansell hanging works at the crossing exhibition 2020

The Hawkesbury Library Service is inviting everyone to join artist Greg Hansell in his book launch, ‘Greg Hansell: the Purity of Light’ on Saturday, 13 April, at the Hawkesbury Central Library.

The Hawkesbury-based artist, ‘living legend’, and known to the community as an unassuming gentleman of great talent, will share insights about his works from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. His book is published by author, art historian, and publisher Lou Klepac.

The Hawkesbury Library shares a tidbit about the artist, who has lived in Hawkesbury for more than 40 years: “Many of Greg’s paintings highlight his perceptions of the Hawkesbury and local landscape.”

“He makes his own pigments by crushing rocks and clays and has created earth pastels with colour permanence of the highest rating. He also paints in oil.”

Library Book Launch Greg Hansell 'Loading Dock Maitland' 2011.
Book cover from beagle press, ‘loading dock maitland’ 2011.

Greg Hansell has been a finalist for more than 20 times in the Archibald Prize, one of the country’s annual portraiture art prizes. He is also a repeat finalist in the Salon des Refusés and landscape painting Wynne Prize, such as his 1982 work ‘Additions and subtractions’ and 2003 painting ‘Homage to the shed’.  

In addition, Greg is a fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales, and his paintings are represented in corporate and academic collections all over Australia. 

Bookings are essential and can be made online via Eventbrite: Book Launch—Greg Hansell The Purity of Light. Books and selected paintings will be available for purchase at the event. 

The Hawkesbury Central Library is located at 300 George St, Windsor, NSW 2756. 

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