June 20, 2024 - July 7, 2024


Artist: Al Poulet
Location: subiaco
“My new body of work Webb and Flow captures the ever-changing moments of life on the fringe of society by me, a silent observer and artist.

I am drawn to life- experiences where there are moments of clarity and seek out places that excite my interest, which in turn informs my paintings. Living and working in the remote bush on Dharawal country, South of Sydney, inspires and sustains my passion.” Al Poulet, 2024

Webb and Flow is a demonstration of the artist’s poignant reflections on the passage of time, and the personal challenges associated with it. Audiences are invited to delve into the artist's inner world, tracing their journey through masculine, expressive, gestural brushstrokes that portray the spectrum of human experience — joy, privilege, struggle, and resolution — in a visually captivating and whimsical manner.

Drawing inspiration from the remote bush environment in which he lives and works, Poulet’s latest body of work explores the inevitable transience of time, metaphorically represented through the notion of seasonal change and the diverse life cycles they encompass. This thematic exploration of ‘ephemerality’ is highlighted through the artist’s fascination with the Golden Orb-weaver; as Al Poulet describes;

“This series captures my recent experience with the Golden Orb Weaver; a seasonal spider that signals the end of the summer and seems to capture the last golden rays of the hot sun around the studio before it is forgotten to the next season. These spiders build vast golden webs with impressive strength. They catch flies which are then mummified for their offspring.”

Al Poulet featured in ArtWatch’s Top 100 Australian artists to collect for 2023 and is a finalist in the 2024 prestigious Kings Art Prize. He was the Winner of the Paddington Art Prize in 2018. Poulet is a graduate of UNSW Art and Design, achieving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Hons.) in 2013 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2017. He is represented by Wagner Contemporary (Sydney), Fox Galleries (Melbourne) and Linton and Kay Galleries (Perth).