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.
— Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski
Born in Poland in 1922, Ostoja-Kotkowski studied at the Dusseldorf Academy of Arts before moving to Australia in 1949, where he continued studies at the National Gallery of Victoria School. His multidisciplinary practice included large-scale murals in mosaic, metal work, bas-relief and theatre décor, as well as photography, film, glass work and magazine illustration. Best known for his Optical and Kinetic painting, he was a leading practitioner of early electronic, sound and light displays in the 1970s which married art with science and design.
The works are not on view publicly in the gallery, but are available for viewing by appointment - please contact us to arrange a time.