The art of Arch Cuthbertson is the lifelong journey of a painter inspired by the evolving world of modernist influence in Australia. Arch’s early paintings are cubist explorations, abstract in origin, moving through the years towards expressionist, and finally texture painting influences.
One of his best known works was a large mural for the Commonwealth Bank in Ballarat. Arch was a much loved and respected educator in the arts, remarkable for his generosity, dedication to his art, and inexhaustible creative spirit.
Arch Cuthbertson held at least thirty solo exhibitions from 1961 to 2000: in Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide and Sydney. These included six solo exhibitions with Barry Stern in Sydney and three solo exhibitions with Eastgate & Holst gallery in Melbourne (1992, 1996 & 2000).
He also participated in numerous group exhibitions including Survey 8, 4 Geelong Artists, at Geelong Regional Gallery in 1987, and again in 1991 for the Scotchman’s Hill Prize.