This Used to be the Future + In Hope We Trust

Matthew Quick & Stuart McLachlan

10 October — 26 October 2019

Matthew Quick and Stuart McLachlan share the walls and floor in this dual painting / sculpture exhibition.

Occupying the gallery walls will be Matthew Quick's This Used to be the Future. The works are not only a unique amalgamation of the tradition of landscape painting and surrealism, but are filled with metaphors and stories that the viewer is invited to explore and extrapolate. Thematically, the pictures look at the how previous generations believed the future would be, compared with the realities of the present day.


His first solo show with Nanda\Hobbs titled In Hope We Trust, Stuart McLachlan uses intricately moulded paper to create figures and architecture to mirror the fragility of our desires and choices. Anchored atop heavy stone to reflect the weight we bear - these pieces tell the stories of who we are and the foibles of being human.




\ Exhibition featured works

Stuart McLachlan

Cardinal Sins

2019 \ Arches watercolour paper, paper, glue and stone \ 66 x 61 x 32cm

Matthew Quick

The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

2019 \ Oil on Italian linen \ 120 x 100cm


Matthew Quick

\ Installation Image Matthew Quick and Stuart McLachlan

\ Other exhibitions

Laura Matthews


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Jason Cordero

The View From Here

6 July — 17 July 2021

Paul Ryan

South by Southwest

22 June — 10 July 2021

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12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
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