Critic Jill Stowell
March 6, 2004
The first thing one notices about Dion Archibald's paintings
of Newcastle is the unified colour, restricted to dusty
ochre, an inky blue and warm grey.
Familiar views assume a new character, with the city clustered
on the slope above the harbour depicted as seductive urban
chaos, reminding us that the artist has spent considerable
time recently in Istanbul.
Perhaps in the future we will get to see the works painted
in Turkey by this obviously intelligent artist now returned
to the Hunter.