October 8, 2022 - October 27, 2022


Artist: Al Poulet
Location: West Perth
Al Poulet’s exhibition Untitled (Rhythm Scribe) follows his participation in Penrith Regional Gallery’s ‘Cummings & Poulet’ in 2021. This body of work draws us deeper inside his inner world, which forms an emotional response to sensations experienced from direct engagement with the bush at Wedderburn.

Sitting on the outskirts of Sydney, the bushland artists’ colony has, since the ‘70s, been the home and haunt of some of Australia’s most established artists – the area has witnessed the working life of the likes of Elisabeth Cummings, Joan Brassil, Roy Jackson, John Peart, David Fairbairn and David Hawkes. Having only recently carved out a niche in the area, Poulet brings a fresh perspective and approach to the landscape.

“My works,” says Poulet, “are an inner journey, which could be considered landscape in a way; going inwards. Just a place where there are no figures. They’re not necessary yet”.

Al Poulet attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2017 and was the Winner of the Paddington Art Prize in 2018. His work was subsequently presented at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in 2019, to great acclaim.

In Artist Profile Issue 51, Poulet sat down with Kon Gouriotis at the late Roy Jackson's home and studio, to discuss rule-making and breaking, the role of chance, and the idea of the mark as a line of desire. You can find it here