Chris Oakey

Christopher Oakey is a writer, researcher, and poet living in Sydney. He has published on poetics, and has published poetry in several publications including Southerly, Cordite, Contrapasso and Tabula Rasa. He holds a PhD in American literature from the University of New South Wales.


Lionel Bawden,

Teelah George and Gary Smith

By Chris Oakey — 15 November, 2017

I went to see PAINT 17 because of a photo on the gallery website. It’s of a painting by Gary Smith that shows multiple layers of smeared, scraped, thick resin and paint in pinks and oranges and creams and yellows and reds, with bits of black in some places. In some parts the red is…