Ian Friend The snowdrift line #1 2002 indian ink, gouache and  crayon on two sheets of paper 52 X 152cm Private collection, Brisbane
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Ian Friend
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Ian Friend has over thirty years experience as an artist, educator, curator and mentor to emerging artists.

Born in Eastbourne, England, Ian first came to Melbourne, Australia in 1985 to take up an artist-in-residence at the Victorian College of the Arts. He has since lectured in drawing and painting in several Australian universities while maintaining his art practice and exhibiting in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

From a studio in Ipswich, he creates subtle and evocative works on paper using pigment, ink and gouache that reflect his engagement with jazz, poetry and architecture.

His work can be seen in major state, national and international collections, and in public art commissions. In Australia, Ian exhibits his work at
link indicatorAndrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane and link indicatorGallerysmith, Melbourne.

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Online reviews
link indicatorSally Butler, 'The Oval Window: Ian Friend', Artlink vol. 22, no. 3, 2002
link indicator'Ian Friend' Bellebyrd, 05 November, 2005

link indicatorIgea Troiani 'Friend: Terragni', Architecture Australia, March/April 2005

link indicatorTidal, Redcliffe City Art Gallery exhibition catalogue, 2005
link indicatorAltazimuth, ArtBunker, 2006

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Image: Ian Friend The snowdrift line #1 2002, indian ink, gouache and crayon on two sheets of paper
52 X 152cm, Private collection, Brisbane