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Paul RYAN
No country for dreaming
October 1 – November 28, 2010
Wollongong City Gallery

| Essay: No Country For Dreaming |
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Paul Ryan
dearest mummy, having a jolly good time in Australia,
the foods appalling but the
local boys are gorgeous,
wish you were here, arthur
oil on board
140 x 90cm

Paul Ryan
dearest mummy, having a
jolly good time in australia,
the foods appalling but the hunting is first class.
wish you were here,
arthur (vertical), 2006
oil on board
130x80cm

Paul Ryan
dearest mummy, having a
jolly good time in australia,
the foods appalling but the hunting is first class,
wish you were here,
arthur, 2008
oil on board
130x140cm

Paul Ryan
the local boys just seem to hang about all day, 2008
oil on board
130x140cm

       
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Paul Ryan
Taking a shine to
the locals, 2009
oil on canvas
100x100cm

Paul Ryan
it's true i always wanted
love to be filled with pain,
2009
oil on linen
168x168cm

Paul Ryan
wild colonial boy, 2008
oil on canvas
100x100cm

Paul Ryan
blackbird, 2010
oil on canvas
100x100cm

       
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Paul Ryan
the sky is full of black and screaming leaves, 2010
oil on linen
90x90cm

Paul Ryan
one last blackbird, 2010
oil on canvas
100x100cm

Paul Ryan
one last blackbird, without a place to land, 2010
oil on linen
244x304cm

Paul Ryan
one last blackbird #2, 2010
oil on canvas
122x90cm

       
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Paul Ryan
head of a local boy, 2010
oil on linen
70x70cm

Paul Ryan
landscape with smoke and blackbirds, 2010
oil on canvas
100x100cm

Paul Ryan
south coast pastoral, 2010
oil on board
130x140cm

Paul Ryan
landscape with blackbird, 2010
oil on canvas
100x100cm

       
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Paul Ryan
welcome to the jungle, 2010
oil on linen
122x90cm

Paul Ryan
landscape with dead abo,
2010
oil on canvas
90x76cm

Paul Ryan
and then just stillness
and cold, 2010
oil on linen
122x90cm

Paul Ryan
planet of the abos, 2010
oil on linen
122x90cm

       
     

Paul Ryan
there's a dead abo out back, 2010
oil on linen
122x130cm