My Jindabyne II.
Steaphan Paton is a Melbourne-based artist, member of the Gunai and Monero Nations, he grew up in rural Victoria. His work explores colonialism, tradition, concepts of race and conflict. Influenced by his home country, ‘Gippsland’ and his experiences Paton uses painting, sculpture, installation and video to articulate his worldview. Paton’s most recent solo exhibitions include; Muraskin at Tristian Koenig (2017), Contrecoup at COMA Gallery (2017), Doublethink at RMIT Gallery (2016) and Come in at Alaska Projects (2016). Paton’s work is represented in the collection at the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and Museums Victoria, City of Darebin, Yarra City Council, Wellington Shire Council and the Brooklyn Library in New York. Paton’s work is also held in private collections in both Australia and internationally. Paton is represented at Tristian Koenig Gallery in Melbourne. Paton is currently in the studio residency program at Gertrude Contemporary.
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria program and the Abbotsford Convent’s c3 Contemporary Art Space.