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Sobriquet 27 July – 17 August 2019

‘The wearer should fit the leather not the leather fit the wearer’.

Sobriquet extrapolates on the theme of sexual self-expression but this time with leather. The artist re-presents the gay leather subculture of men wearing chaps, jackets, gloves, belts and harnesses by examining in detail the attractiveness of these garments. Each body part is like a flower in full bloom but in black. The influences of Mapplethorpe and Tom of Finland are present but there is no separation of flower and man – man is flower and is celebrated accordingly in Pastoriza-Piñol’s works. Exhibition open Saturday 27 July 2019 1pm – 3pm

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street
Armadale,VIC 3143
T: + 61 3 9824 7770
H: Tues-Fri 11am-5.30pm / Sat 11am – 4pm

Inaugural Du Rietz Art Awards 24 July – 23 August 2019
Gympie Regional Gallery

The Du Rietz Art Awards will honour the architect of the beautiful historic School of Arts building where the Gallery is housed.John is a finalist in the inaugural exhibition.

Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash Street,
Gympie, Qld 4570
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Contact us on 1300 307 800 or email

American Society of Botanical Artists 22nd Annual International Exhibition. 22 Sept – 17 Nov 2019

Launching ASBA’s collaboration with Marin Art & Garden Center (MAGC), the 22nd Annual International is being held at the first West Coast venue for this exhibition with 48 artworks from a competitive field of 230 entries. Artists including John, hail from the US, Australia, Brazil, France, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, South Korea, and the UK. Several events are being planned to coincide with the exhibition’s appearance there, including workshops, lectures, and other programming.

Marin Art and Garden Center 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.  Ross, CA, USA