I ‘met’ Billy Gruner and Sara Keighery online through a friend. No doubt we have rubbed shoulders unawares, when one could rub shoulders that is, at some exhibition of art or installation back in Sydney, or possibly in Europe or the United States. I love abstract art for its clarity, precision, courage, community and for the exciting ideas it points me towards when I engage. Billy and Sarah have travelled extensively bringers art and artists together in curated shows across the world for many years. I have followed their rovings on social media with delight as they explained abstraction to campers in European camp sites, facilitated group exhibitions from Sydney and Melbourne to Grenoble and Amsterdam, took abstraction and nonobjective art on gathering road in North America. They also toured us remotely to many wonderful, some obscure and many hard to access, architect built houses on their tours , a great pleasure. The RNOP ( brought together young and emerging artists and those in “full flight” as Billy describes the well known artists who he often cold calls to ask if they would like to be in a group show with people from around the world in a unique space on a collaborative or “flat platform”. Billy and Sarah are both contemporary artists who are delighted by ideas, passionate about architecture and Modernism.
If you have ever glanced sideways at an abstraction, non-figurative artwork, installation and just wondered what the hell it was all about then this AZB tour is for you. If you are curious about humanity, art, architecture, ideas, society and history this tour is for you. If you have an interest in Concrete Art, De Stijl, Reductive thought and the Non-Objective, Post-Formalism, process based art you should really meet Billy. This is your chance!
Bring your breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, wine or nightcap to Zoom with us. Just get in touch with me via FBM message or this site and I will send you a Zoom link. You click once, I admit you to the Zoom, you sit back and enjoy and can also ask questions if you wish! Please tap or click to enable video and disable audio to reduce background noise. If you wish to speak you can tap and talk or you can wave or type to chat using the buttons. Feel free to come in a little early should you wish to practice or even just say hello and join the warm up!