Colour safe art: Rosie Deacon and Ken Done

Whether capturing a tourist market, collaborating with fashion designers, or inspiring kids to be creative, colour is a safe bet, as proven by artists a generation apart.
artists Rosie Deacon and Ken Done in their studios

Taking its cue from the catwalk, Spring Collection is a cross-gallery exhibition that pairs Australian icon Ken Done (b. 1940) with multi-disciplinary artist Rosie Deacon (b. 1985).

While a generation apart, the two artists use colour as a vehicle for hooking their audiences. Done’s punchy, graphic images of Sydney took his brand internationally in the 80s and 90s – a signature of which was their high-chroma palette.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina