Margot Hardy Gallery
The Road Less Travelled An exhibition featuring the works of Rafat Yacoub
Nymph Among DustNYMPH AMONG DUST Rafat Yacoub2018Oil on canvas120cm x 40cm
The Song of Freedom
Whole Day Dream
Rafat Yacoub is a Jordanian-Australia artist who specialises in oil paintings.
Please join us at the opening on Saturday, 1 February 2020 at the Margot Hardy Gallery. RSVP by 29 January to Rafat Yacoub: firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be provided. Details in the link below.
- Margot Hardy Gallery, Building 23, Bankstown Campus (View Map)
- 28 Jan - 12 Mar 2020
- Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
For an invitation to the exhibition, please see The Road Less Travelled Invitation (PDF, 716.81 KB)
Rafat (Rafael) Yacoub is a Jordanian-Australian artist based in Sydney. With his formal education and career in accounting, Rafat’s journey as an artist began quietly, flourishing in the background as he grew up surrounded by the strong influence of his father, who is also an artist.
Today, Rafat’s art is full of energy, humanity and social consciousness; a combination of abstract and realistic, old and contemporary, expressionism and realism.
“I felt a different type of energy when I focused on my artwork. I felt a flow of inspiration running through me, and I almost seemed manic when I was at my prime in any creation process. I strive to create art that speaks to its audience about the beauty that I create.” - Rafat Yacoub
Rafat’s works have been exhibited in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, London, Hamburg, Geneva, Amman, Manila, and Bangkok. In 2019, he was also awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ art prize by the Bankstown Art Society for his work, Sweet Day of Summer, entered in the Victor Veinberg Memorial Award.