Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.
— Biography of Don Laycock
Donald Laycock, born in Melbourne in 1931, now lives and works in Khancoban, NSW. After studies at the National Gallery School in Melbourne from 1949-53 the artist was included in numerous major group exhibitions, including Recent Australian Painting at the Whitechapel Gallery in London in 1961, The Helena Rubinstein Scholarship at the Art Gallery of NSW in 1963, Australian Painting Today which toured all state galleries and travelled overseas in 1963-64, and the 10th Biennale of Modern Art in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in 1969. He held solo shows throughout this time in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and won the Travelodge Art Prize in 1970 and the McCaughey Prize in 1972.