With Guy Maestri’s exhibition Outpost officially opening at Olsen Irwin last night, we take a look at the process involved in making the stunning en plein air works and studio still life studies. Through Maestri’s instagram we see his outdoor studio set up in and around the remote New South Wales town of Hill End. Maestri examines the area’s history, emerging as a gold mining town during the gold rush of the 1850s, and the desperate and brutal life that must have faced the early settlers of that era.
“I focused on the remnants that persist in the landscape, that offer a glimpse into the harsh reality of that time, and of the slow process of regeneration.” – Guy Maestri
Woollahra NSW 2025