An exhibition of the works by his favourite artists, collected over many years by Frank Watters. This was the art that filled his flat on the top floor of Sydney’s Watters Gallery. Artists included Pat and Richard Larter, Jon Peart, Wally Barda, Paul Bacon, Max Watters.
First published in 2011 by Maitland Regional Art Gallery to accompany the exhibition: Frank’s Flat. Exhibition dates: 27 May – 17 July 2011
Ever wondered what collectors collect and why? Franks Flat is an exhibition of the artwork found in the home of one of Sydney’s longest art dealer Frank Watters. Raised in Muswellbrook, along with his brother Max (an artist and art collector), Frank’s heart is never far from the Hunter.
Watters Galley is one of the most important commercial art galleries in NSW and this exhibition has been curated by Frank Watters’ business partner Geoffrey Legge and Geoffrey’s daughter in law Sonia Legge. A number of the artists represented in this exhibition were given their first commercial exhibition at Watters Gallery and many of them are still with Watters, such is their loyalty as art dealers to their artists and the artists to Watters. In deed this exhibition will be opened by John Peart – an artist who has been represented by Watters Gallery for over 40 years.