Just Scratching the Surface: 50 Year Retrospective

Leon Pericles

Accompanying the largest art retrospective in Western Australia comes a 400-page illustrated book celebrating the distinguished career of artist Leon Pericles.

Traversing more than five decades, the publication includes the artworks and details from Pericles’ childhood, art school years, key exhibitions and his career-defining moments. For the first time, this book brings together every etching Pericles has produced over his 50 year career, making it a unique and collectable record for any admirer of his work.

The art book takes us on a chronological journey from 1968 through to the present looking at Leon's work and his life with wife and business partner Moira.

With cover artwork created by Pericles, the book is an artwork in itself and features quotes from some of Australia’s most well-respected personalities including Tim Minchin, Hon Julie Bishop and Ita Buttrose.

The foreword is written by Professor Ted Snell, Director Cultural Institute UWA and the introduction by Hon Peter Foss QC Arts Minister WA 1993—2001.

Dimensions: H 29cm x W 27cm

ISBN: 9780646995700

Publisher: Scott Print

Publication Date: 2018

Format: Softcover

Number of Pages: 369