Idris Murphy returns to Brisbane with his new exhibition 'Reading the Others' from 4th June.

OPENING EVENT - Saturday 8th June
Artist Talk from 1.30pm, with opening to follow

Sydney-based artist Idris Murphy is a landscape painter known for his intimate understanding of the Australian landscape. His works sit 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.

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’.

In 2014 he 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'.

Idris 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 of the 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.

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