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Fletcher the Etcher takes flight at Oak Hill

Perry Fletcher is one the world’s finest engravers. His rendition of ‘The Last Supper’ engraved on a single 5’ x 2’ piece of brass which took him six years to complete (1970-76), is coming to Oak Hill Gallery in May as part of his exhibition ‘70 – a Journey So Far Highlighting Diversity’- and you won’t want to miss it.
This is going to be a retrospective full of detail and surprise. The ‘etcher’ is also a dab hand at painting and writing poetry and Oak Hill’s display of over a hundred pieces of this local Peninsula artist’s work represents a breadth of inspiring creation. The world renowned ‘Last Supper and Borders’ which Fletcher began upon his return from the Vietnam War and completed with intricate borders featuring 370 figures and 500 scrolls is impressive. So too are his engravings on glass, crystal, precious metals and a selection of gold jewellery.  (See for his work.)
Perry Fletcher’s ‘The Last Supper and Borders’ has been on display in Queens Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne Hospital and St Vincent Hospital. Now’s your chance to view this amazing art along with Fletcher’s immense body of paintings and engravings at the much loved Oak Hill Gallery and purchase one of his artworks and/or a commemorative bottle of wine in the process. All of Fletcher’s etchings are done with an old dentist drill and his list of clients includes Collingwood Football Club, Bonville Golf Course, the Olympic Committee and The Australian Open (engraving the winner’s trophy).

Exhibition runs May 1 – 29 daily 11am – 4pm.  
Meet the Artist Sunday May 1, 2 – 4pm.
Oak Hill Gallery
A. 100 Mornington/Tyabb Rd, Mornington
T. 5973 4299

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