My dear friend Tony (Tone) Edwards is having an exhibition of his paintings at Avalon Recreation Centre ( Activity room 2) 59 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach.
The show is short and intense ( so nothing like Tone) and runs from January 18, 19 and 20th 10am – 5pm daily.
Do not miss this, if there was ever a time to make the journey to the Peninsular this is it.
The work is beautiful, I think the best work Tone has ever done. He has captured the illuminant light that washes over the striking landscape that the makes this part of Sydney special. Tone has captured place, the only person is the fabulous Sal, muse and wife.
Go and buy. My snaps don’t the work justice.
I photographed Tone in his studio in Avalon, Tone and Sal have the very happy knack of finding the most beautiful places to live!
A little about Tone ….
Tony Edwards was born in Strathfield in 1944 and originally trained as an architect.
Edwards’ best known creation Captain Goodvibes was published in May 1971 in Tracks. The character was inspired by Gilbert Shelton’s Wonder Wart-Hog and achieved cult status with the Australian surfing community. The strip continued to run in Tracks until July 1981. The strip’s popularity led to the publication of several Goodvibes comic books and a short film Hot to Trot (co-written by Ian Watson and Tony Barrell).
His first children’s story, Ralph the Rhino, was published in 1982. Edwards also supplied the illustrations for Surfing, the Dictionary by Phil Jarratt, which was published in 1985.
Edwards was illustrating for the National Times/Times on Sunday from 1986 until it ceased publication in 1998, when he moved to the Sun-Herald. In 1998 he won a Walkley Award for ‘Best Artwork’ for a cartoon, ‘Hanna, I Hardly Knew You’, published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 13 September 1998.
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