Stewart MacFarlane

In May 2011,Wei-Ling Gallery is pleased to present ‘Inheritance’ a solo exhibition of new paintings by the well-known Australian artist, Stewart MacFarlane.

Stewart MacFarlane’s second solo show in Kuala Lumpur, entitled Inheritance, brings together an exhibition of both landscape and figurative works,all of which possess a strong narrative. Using lighting which is normally reserved for a film set, Stewart MacFarlane’s paintings are dramatic, intense, and disarming as they force us to be voyeurs in the scenes he has created.

Stewart MacFarlane is one of Australia’s most prominent figurative painters. Using bold colours and dramatic lighting his mysterious paintings are a surreal look at the convoluted intricacies of human relationships, set against a backdrop of familiar Australian cityscapes and landscapes. An accomplished artist, he has held over 50 solo exhibitions of his work in Australia, the United States, Asia and Germany. In 1996, Craftsman House published the monograph Stewart MacFarlane, Riddles of Life, by Veronique Helmridge-Marsillian.

He has also been honoured with countless international awards and residencies, including a fellowship from MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA and residencies in Besozzo Studio, Italy, the Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska USA and at Roswell, New Mexico, USA with the Roswell Museum & Art Centre. Within Australia he has taken part in various residencies in universities around Australia and was the winner of the Alice Prize from the Alice Springs Art Foundation.

As one of Australia’s most outstanding contemporary artists MacFarlane’s works have been extensively collected and can be seen in all major state and university galleries throughout Australia. The most notable of these are the Australian National Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, Monash University and Curtin University. On an international level his works can be found in the permanent collections of Shell and the Provincetown Museum and Art Centre of Massachusetts, USA.

About Wei-Ling Gallery
Wei-Ling Gallery is housed in an award-winning building in the historic area of Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Formerly known as Townhouse Gallery, it was set up by Lim Wei-Ling and Yohan Rajan in 2002 to showcase the best of contemporary Malaysian art.
Since its inception, the gallery has mounted exciting exhibitions including solos by Malaysia’s leading contemporary artists and the gallery’s steadfast commitment to promoting contemporary Malaysia art to the wider public is shown in the numerous publications it has produced, as well as its participation in international art events such as Art Stage Singapore and the China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE).

About Wei-Ling Contemporary
Wei-Ling Contemporary is Wei-Ling Gallery’s new space at The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur.
Opened in April 2011, the gallery has already been busy with an exhibition calendar that has seen solo exhibitions like Ivan Lam’s Together Alone, Stewart MacFarlane’s Inheritance, and The Garden of Hidden Desires.
Wei-Ling Contemporary enriches the main gallery’s committed goal of reaching a wider public with contemporary art.

Inheritance a solo exhibition by Stewart MacFarlane features at:-
Wei-Ling Gallery from 6th May-1st June 2011 and at
Wei-Ling Contemporary from the 7th June-30th June 2011