Clive Stratford. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

The Arnold Street Gallery particularly suits the work of artist Clive Stratford.

The abstract oil paintings of his exhibition Colour – Space provide a striking contrast with the textured brick walls of the gallery’s surfaces.

Most of the subject matter consists of boldly painted cubes representing inner cityscapes.

The particular attraction of the paintings is their depth of field which take you into the tunnels of skyscrapers. Stratford moved to Bendigo a year ago and is successfully establishing himself as a local artist.

He has previously had exhibitions at the Powell Street Gallery, Collingwood Gallery and Heide in Melbourne. He also exhibited in Galleria 360, Italy, where he lived for five years.

Clive Stratford’s Colour – Space is at the Arnold Street Gallery until Saturday.