Walking to Work, Melbourne Inner East, James Yuncken, About Exhibition, Public Program

About the exhibition

These paintings document parts of Melbourne's inner east: It's my everyday, that's the 'why'. Most scenes are from the daily walk to and from the studio. I worked from photographs taken en route between November 2010 and January 2011. Each work, I revisited the place pretty much daily, checking and understanding the details as necessary. The aim: to show those scenes exactly as they were at that moment of capture. I kept pretty strict faith with the 'what and where', so what you see is in close agreement with the facts on the day. Between those facts, however, my familiarity, my relationship to these places seeped in.

Public Program - Walking tour

Join a guided walking tour with the artist, including Studio lunch and Gallery visit.

Saturday 15 September, 11.30am - 2.30pm
$15/person includes lunch
For details and bookings contact fortyfivedownstairs
03 9662 9966,

About James Yuncken

James Yuncken has been exhibiting regularly in Melbourne for around 20 years (at fortyfivedownstairs since 2008). He began studying privately in Canberra in 1986 under Christopher Croft of the Graphic Investigation Dept, Canberra School of Art. Later he did master classes with Graham Nickson of the New York Studio School in 1998 and 2004. Prior to painting James completed Degrees in Science, Law and Computing.