'Now and Then' | Landscape Art Exhibition
18 October - 5 November 2022
Sydney-based painter Idris Murphy is a contemporary landscape artist known for his intimate understanding of the Australian landscape. Sitting somewhere between abstraction and figurative, Murphy’s paintings explore a deep connection to the Australian landscape in aim of capturing the spirit of a place, rather than likeness.
Idris Murphy’s paintings explore a deep connection to the Australian landscape in aim of capturing the spirit of a place, rather than likeness. His en plein air practice provides him that intrinsic connection to the environment that surrounds him, with his ‘expeditions’ through the Australian bush ‘offering him enough to last a lifetime’.
Murphy holds a deep passion for Indigenous culture and his work attempts to mirror Indigenous respect for the Australian landscape.
His work is held in the public collections such as National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, Federal Parliament House Art Collection and the Art Gallery of NSW, State Library of New South Wales, and the State Library of Queensland.
In 2014 Idris was the winner of the Gallipoli Art Prize in Sydney and was one of the featured artists in the SBS documentary Two Thirds Sky- Artists in Desert Country.
NEED TO KNOW:
Opening Night: Friday 21st October, 6 - 8pm with Idris in attendance.
Artist Talk: Saturday 22nd October, 11am
All events are free, no rsvp’s required.
Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The gallery is open 6 days a week and provides free onsite parking.