The Gang Of Five is a group of painters collectively exhibiting their body of work in galleries around Australia. Their aims and aspirations are varied but they all agree that their work must communicate with the public at large, hopefully making it more aware of the Australian environment, whether natural or political.
The Gang of Five express with paint that which cannot be said with words: that period of frightening clarity which must be recorded at any cost, the individual having full control during the process.
Most people experience moments that they feel compelled to record, whether in written word, musical composition, a camera or simply pigment on paper.
The Gang of Five apply to canvas thoughts and ideas which they may have been preoccupied with for years, or fleeting moments of inspired visions which one feels compelled to record.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”