Orange Heart Gallery
Back to my Childhood by Salvador Loreto
Gallery Location: Level 1, Zone E – Samuel Way walkway, on the way to the Volunteer’s Office.
Exhibition Dates: 28 May – 23 July 2018.
Image Credit: Salvador Loreto, The Opera Houseboat (2013), Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm.
Back to my Childhood is a cheerful exhibition of paintings by Salvador Loreto. Salvador painted this series of boats with children (and adults who never grew up) in mind. He paints with the simplicity of a child, allowing his mind to wander — Salvador’s paintings take us on a whimsical journey back to childhood, exploring a childlike interpretation of boats.
Salvador hopes that his paintings will bring joy to all who see them, and entertain children and their families in the Hospital:
“This exhibition is my way of contributing to the wellbeing of children at a time when they are sick and vulnerable.”
Born in Algeciras, in Southern Spain, Salvador is a Spanish gypsy who arrived in Australia in the ‘sixties’ where he discovered a new landscape, people and freedom of expression, which he has wholeheartedly embraced. Although never receiving a formal education due to discrimination in Franco’s Spain, Loreto managed to study in various art schools in Algeciras, Madrid and Bilbao. He was commissioned to undertake several major public works and later began to exhibit as a solo artist.
In Adelaide, one of the highlights of his career was to twice have the privilege of painting the authorised portrait of the late Don Dunstan, former Premier of South Australia. The first in 1993 for the Archibald Prize and the other in 1999, just before Don’s death. During his long and varied career, Loreto has exhibited in Europe, Japan and Singapore. In Australia, he has exhibited extensively in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
For more information about Salvador and his work please visit his website.
Back to my Childhood will be on display in the Orange Heart Gallery (Level 1, Zone E – Samuel Way walkway) from the 28th of May to the 23rd of July 2018.
Download the Back to my Childhood Exhibition Brochure.
For purchase enquiries please contact the WCH Foundation by email or phone 08 8464 7900.