You see the figures in the street. These are real people engaging with each other

In Newtown. There is a fusion of social groups with complex styles. I can almost see the brand of sneaker that man has on his feet. That young woman is pretending she has not noticed the guy having a quick look at her bare legs.

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I was going to turn around and take the pup to the cave where my mate was waiting, when I saw the other  pup come out of the water onto the beach with a confused and perplexed face. The two pups were relieved to see each other and did this weird arm wrap around each other’s body and water leaked out of their eyes. The new pup looked different, it had blond hair instead of black like the other one and was more afraid and timid. 

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I was out in the bush, a cold sunny windy day. I was near a river, just sitting down. I would usually be asleep but for some reason, I couldn’t fall asleep. So I walked down to the river hoping there might be a fish I could catch when I saw a strange long brown thing sitting on top of the water. It was a peculiar thing, it was long and brown like a hollow log and had 4 straight long brown sticks that went in and out of the water.

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Paintings and Collage by Rod Holdaway

Kerrie Lowe Gallery – Newtown Sydney
1-24 August 2020
Cyclist in Paris-Newtown 2020
45.5 cm x 35.5 cm
Oil and archival collage on cotton duck
Encounter on King Street 2020
42 x 29.7 cm
Oil on primed archival paper with collage

Woman and car in newtown 2020
51 x 51 cm
Oil and Archival collage on Linen
‘Notre Dame Remembered’ 2020
26.5 x 26.5 cm
 Oil on primed archival paper with collage
‘BEACH WALK ON KING STREET’ 2020
42 cm x 29.8 cm 
Oil on primed archival paper with collage
‘City Mountain’ 2019
42 cm x 27.2 cm
Oil on primed archival paper with collage
‘Walls and Spaces’ 2020
20 cm x 28 cm
iPad print and pastel on archival paper         
“Yellow and Green street” 2020
18 x 22cm
iPad print on archival Velvet paper.