Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. He won the Art Gallery of NSW Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes several times, and his artistic career was bolstered by his celebrity status in Australia and overseas. He worked across painting, sculpture and the graphic arts, and is best known for his sensual and lyrical paintings of interiors, nudes and harbour scenes.
BORN 11/10/69, Victoria Australia STUDIES Self Taught Background With his paint-stained Dulux t-shirt and workman’s trousers people assume Chris Lees paints houses, and he doesn’t contradict them. Opal miner turned … read more →
BORN 1950 Townsville, Australia STUDIES 1972-75 Queensland College of Art, Brisbane 1976-80 Jewellery Apprenticeship, Brisbane SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 Life is No Way To Treat An Animal. Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery. … read more →
BORN 1928 Sydney, Australia DIED 2018 Sydney, Australia STUDIES Self-taught, attended night classes in drawing and design at the East Sydney Technical College from 1942-45 under Hayward Veal Background Charles … read more →
BORN 1952, Perth Western Australia STUDIES 1968-69 Perth Technical College 1970-77 Professional musician Background In 2007 Brendon was invited to exhibit at New York’s American Museum of Natural History as … read more →
Peter Hudson "Landscape + Animals – Part 1" @ HARVEY GALLERIES MOSMAN, 26 Jun - 7 July 2020
All animals, particularly those in the wild have a different consciousness to humans. Humans observe nature, animals 'are' nature. The life and death of a wild animal is the result of their vestal obedience and implicit faith in the law of the land. With a knowledge unknown to us, and metaphysical senses and skills, animals work close with the systems and rhythms of the planet's seasons and often capricious weather. From the smallest insect to the gigantic blue whale, animals have a 'yin yang' union with mother Earth, a finely tuned balance of primal and sophisticated. Animals are noble and enlightened beings, they remind me, that just being here is a strange and deep mystery. The mind blowing truth is, the planet we all live on is permanently roaring through space at 107,000 kms per hour as we circle the sun, and at the same time, Earth is turning a full 360 degrees on it's own axis, this mighty rotation takes 24hours, and gives us night and day...When the staggering power and reality of this sinks in, nothing can ever be the same again....
I live in hope, that there will come a day when the cruelty, and needless killing of animals will stop. The failure to realise the spiritual gravity and physical importance of animals has made us sick. We have sailed into the doldrums, but our evolution voyage is far from over. Imagine if man didn't believe he had dominion over the animals. Imagine if humans and animals could live their fleeting lives in harmony with the planet, and each other. If this was so, surely our world would be a much better, and nicer place to be, deep down I have the feeling that this was the way it was intended to be...
The biggest challenge, for me when making art is to be as truthful as possible..."
Harvey Galleries cordially invite you to join Peter Hudson and curator Trevor Harvey for a special Facebook LIVE virtual tour and Q&A from Peter’s exhibition at our Mosman gallery. Please … read more →
Harvey Galleries cordially invite you to join Bernard Ollis and curator Trevor Harvey for a special Facebook LIVE virtual tour and Q&A from Bernard’s exhibition at our Mosman gallery. This … read more →
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