What’s most appealing about this painting is its raggedness, it’s brazen lack of finish. It can take an artist a long time to work up the courage to leave forms and surfaces in such a raw state. The temptation is to fill in gaps and define contours to give a more authoritative result. Ann Arora, by contrast, has produced a seemingly casual image of a group of men in the street in which details are less important than the energy of the brushstrokes, the interplay of flat planes and pattern, the thin and dense application of paint, and a fearless use of colour. It’s a work one returns to again and again, largely because of its unpredictability.”

John Mcdonald, SMH Art Critic