BVRG TARMAC : Stan Squire
Bega Valley Regional Gallery Pop Up
BVRG is pleased to present the work of significant local artists at Merimbula Airport.
Artists are selected by proposal and rotated quarterly. Works are for sale with a small commission directed to the BVRG’s redevelopment project.
Stan Squire : Making Waves
19 July - 19 November 2021
Surfing the coastline around his Pambula home provides inspiration for artist Stan Squire.
Stan started out exhibiting at pop-up spaces around Sydney, now he has a decade of exhibitions along the east coast of Australia under his belt.
“I have a strong connection to the Far South Coast, my family is from here, I grew up here and I’m raising my own kids here,” Stan muses. “Inspiration comes through my daily routines, I’m in the natural landscape every day and it’s a huge part of my life.”
While he’s always been interested in creative pursuits, Stan didn’t really come to art full time until he was in his thirties.
“I was always interested in drawing growing up,” he explains. “I did as much as I could through high school and for the HSC and then went on to study design at the University of Western Sydney, maintaining my practice through my twenties.”
“The more time I spend in the local bush, surfing mostly, I’m more in awe of the First Nations culture and how, for the most part, we’re lucky enough to be in an environment that’s remarkably similar to how it’s been here for millennia. This work is my acknowledgement of Aboriginal history and that this land was never ceded. We are still on Aboriginal land,” Stan says.