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Respected and renowned artist Roy Jackson is being honoured at Orange Regional Gallery with a retrospective exhibition.

The official opening of the exhibition Roy Jackson Retrospective 1963 -2013 is 2pm on Saturday and will be opened by Terence Maloon, Director, Drill Hall Gallery Australian National University.

“The exhibition includes a collection of Jackson’s beloved books, diaries, and photographs of his travels, which give insight into the ideas and passions that underpin about 60 paintings and drawings that are on display,” Cr Gander said.

Roy Jackson’s work has been widely collected and is represented in the National collection and state and regional galleries of NSW.

Cr Gander said Jackson was commonly described as one of the most distinctive abstract painters in the country.

“His was a rare talent that challenged and explored abstraction,” Cr Gander said.
The exhibition is curated by Sioux Garside and Terence Maloon and it opened at the
Australian National University, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra in late 2013, after the artist
died.

The exhibition has toured Tamworth and Wollongong and will head to Maitland after its
stint in Orange from September 3 to November 6.