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ALUN LEACH-JONES

I HAD KNOWN OF ALUN’S WORK IN my student days through his 1968 exhibition at Strines Gallery and through works shown in books by Kim Bonython and James Gleeson. These books, also a source of reference for many friends, documented what we saw as contemporary painting in Australia and showed works that we may not have seen in Sydney galleries.

I saw Alun’s paintings at Watters Gallery in 1970. The works were a formidable part of his ‘Noumenon’ series and were large, square paintings with central circular areas where small, sharp, organic shapes

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