+ It seems acceptable if a gallery or institution
makes money off the artist, but less acceptable
that the artist makes it himself.
+ I opened my own gallery, in 1980, which I always
thought was the most honest thing you could do.
Its like a chef opening his restaurant.
+ I like working at home. And I think, if you're
a very disciplined worker, which I am, you can
work at home.
+ If I make a painting, it should be seen for
what it's set out to do too. A lot of the things
that I do, it's not all art. Some of it's design,
some of it's illustration, some of it's graphics,
some of it's concept, some of it's business and
some of it, hopefully, is art.
+ Art shouldn't be something that you go quietly
into an art gallery and dip your forelock and
say 'I have to be very quiet, I'm in here amongst
the art.' It's here, art's everywhere. It's how
you use your eyes. It's about the enjoyment of
visual things. And it's certainly not for any
one group of people.
+ I've always thought that there shouldn't be
any limit to the things that are well designed.
And I think that people who consider that art
should only be kept for art galleries and doesn't
have a role in public life, I think that's too
+ In the times in which we live it is far too
restricting to say that art can only be found
in art galleries and not touch people's everyday
lives.. I want to use any means that are necessary
to communicate to people what I feel about things.
There are no rules. And if there are rules, then
you may as well break them.
+ I think we should have a new flag, whether its
my design or not it doesn't matter but simply
that it is a symbol of the maturity that the country
had arrived at.
+ If I make a little birthday card that somebody's
going to buy for a dollar, it's not the Sistine
Chapel, but I hope it's a really good birthday
+ Wherever you are in the world, there's always
something about the Australian light. There's
something about the sharpness of it, something
about the clarity of it, something about the colours
of Australia. And, hopefully, something optimistic
about Australian painting too.