Suburban Spaces, a walk in the park

Michael Donnelly's recent solo show of paintings and drawings: Suburban Spaces was held at Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Melbourne, Vic, from 30th October till 12th November, 2014. From the vacant block down the street, to municipal parks and the ribbons of nature along our waterways, Michael Donnelly, through his paintings and drawings, looks at the green bits around our suburbs, the spaces that help us to breathe. The paintings and drawings on display were selected from work completed over the last three to four years.

The exhibition was opened by Cr Raylene Carr, Morack Ward, City of Whitehorse and Whitehorse Visual Arts Committee Representative and an Artist Talk & Devonshire Tea was held on Sunday 9 November. The show proved very successful with a number of people through the doors each day and a good turnout for the talk on the last Sunday (delivered beautifully by the artist's wife, Patsy, as Michael had no voice). A number of works were sold, with 'Winter, Box Hill Gardens', a large oil that appeared on the exhibition invite and is currently on Michael's website homepage, has been acquired by the City of Whitehorse for the City's Art Collection. The painting captures a sparkling winter’s morning at the Box Hill Gardens, viewed from Station Street across to the western boundary of Nelson Road and Box Hill Hospital.
Chapel on Station Gallery, Cnr Station St & Ellingworth Pde, Box Hill Vic 3128, Ph 9890 5810, Email:

Michael Donnelly is a Melbourne-based artist and teacher. He works part time as an Art Teacher and Visiting Teacher for students with vision impairments. Michael is a member of the Ashburton Uniting Church and is involved in the Uniting Church's Artists' Network. He currently has work on loan to the Uniting Church Victorian & Tasmanian Synod office at 130 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Seven artworks are on display in the ground floor meeting rooms till mid 2015. Call (03) 9251 5200 to view by appointment.