Friends Focus on John Passmore
On Friday 15 June, the Friends visited the Passmore Museum of Art at Woolloomooloo. The museum is a monument to the enigmatic Sydney-based abstract artist, John Passmore.
In 1982, Passmore declared he would destroy his paintings as he would not be able to control them after he died; however, his long time trusted friend Elinor Wrobel convinced him otherwise. Passmore left all his 270 paintings to her.
Wrobel turned part of her family home, the National Trust-listed former Royal Domain Hotel, into the Passmore museum, displaying his paintings, his urn and ashes and a recreation of the artist’s studio resembling the one he left – with paints, notes written to himself, his single bed, old clothing, a fruit box he used for furniture and a broken stool held together by a leather strap.
Afterwards, the Friends wandered through Finger Wharf Number 10 and enjoyed lunch at Sienna Marina Restaurant.
What are Focus Tours for Friends?
Tours of up to 18 people that focus on a specific theme or genre of art. Friday Focus Tours are made available exclusively to Friends of the Mosman Art Gallery.