'Kakadu' | Group Exhibition

In June of this year five renowned Australian artists travelled to a remote location in Kakadu in the Northern Territory to participate in a week long artist’s camp. It is the same site where recently found artefacts show that Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for 18,000 years longer than previously estimated.

Mike Mitchell, Director of Mitchell Fine Art, organised the trip to inspire the artists with some of the most exquisite landscape that Australia has to offer, while providing them the opportunity to engage with the Aboriginal traditional owners.

Participating artists include Steve Lopes, Franck Gohier, Euan Macleod, Peter Hudson and Christine Christophersen.

Travelling to Western Arnhem land the group spent time with traditional owners and their families exploring the country, visiting rarely seen rock art and scenery and learning about the area and the immense significance of country for the local Aboriginal people.

What followed was a week of plein air painting (French for painting outdoors) in and around Arnhem Land. It resulted in a body of work that is an immediate reaction to the landscape, inspired by the experiences and observations of the world’s oldest culture in a place unchanged over thousands of years.

The group witnessed snippets of a lifestyle and culture that goes beyond recorded memory. Aboriginal rock art depicting Thylacines (Tasmanian Tigers), ceremony and the mail plane from the 1930’s shows a pictorial history of the area. This all had a profound effect of this group of artists and is reflected in the artworks produced.

OPENING NIGHT: Friday 1st September, 6 - 8pm with artists in attendence.

ARTIST TALK: Saturday 2nd September, 2pm

EXHIBITION DATES: 30th August - 23rd September 2017

  1. Steve Lopes | Big Bill's Camp #2

    40 x 50cm

    oil on board

    POA
  2. Steve Lopes | View to Ubirr

    34 x 38cm

    oil on board

    POA
  3. Steve Lopes | Towards Ubirr

    45 x 75cm

    oil on board

    POA
  4. Steve Lopes | Majella Creek #2

    40 x 50cm

    oil on board

    POA
  5. Steve Lopes | Majella Creek #1

    50 x 61cm

    oil on board

    POA
  6. Steve Lopes | Big Bill's Camp #3

    40 x 50cm

    oil on board

    $3,000.00
  7. Steve Lopes | Majella Creek #3

    44 x 45cm

    oil on board

    POA
  8. Steve Lopes | Hawk Dreaming

    40 x 50cm

    oil on board

    POA
  9. Steve Lopes | From Mushroom Rock

    40 x 50cm

    oil on board

    POA
  10. Steve Lopes | Anna's Country #2

    40 x 50cm

    oil on board

    POA
  11. Steve Lopes - Jabiru Palms - 33x26cm Sold
  12. Near Hawk Dreaming

    46 x 60cm

    oil on board

    $3,300.00
  13. Big Bill's Camp #1

    40 x 50cm

    oil on board

    POA
  14. Steve Lopes | Anna's Country

    61 x 61cm

    oil on linen

    POA
  15. Franck Gohier - Self Portrait in Kakadu - 44x32cm Sold
  16. Franck Gohier | Self Portrait in a mango tree

    121 x 80cm

    pen and ink on cotton rag paper

    POA
  17. Franck Gohier | Self Portrait at a Kakadu floodway

    44 x 32cm

    pen and ink on paper

    POA
  18. Franck Gohier | Self Portrait as a flying fox - grey

    44 x 32cm

    pen and ink on paper

    POA
  19. Franck Gohier | Self Portrait as a flying fox - blue

    44 x 32cm

    pen and ink on paper

    POA
  20. Franck Gohier - Self Portrait as a Croc Hunter - 121x80cm Sold
    Franck Gohier | Self Portrait as a Croc Hunter

    121 x 80cm

    pen and ink on cotton rag paper

     
  21. Franck Gohier - Self Portrait as a Buffalo Hunter - 121x80cm Sold
    Franck Gohier | Self Portrait as a Buffalo Hunter

    121 x 80cm

    pen and ink on cotton rag paper

     
  22. Franck Gohier | Self Portrait as a Balanda Sailor

    121 x 80cm

    pen and ink on cotton rag paper

    POA
  23. Franck Gohier | Kakadu wild flower

    44 x 32cm

    pen and ink on paper

    POA
  24. Franck Gohier | Kakadu rosella

    44 x 32cm

    pen and ink on paper

    POA
  25. Franck Gohier | Kakadu pandanus nut

    44 x 32cm

    pen and ink on paper

    POA
  26. Franck Gohier | Kakadu gumnut

    44 x 32cm

    pen and ink on paper

    POA
  27. Franck Gohier | Balanda Sailor - blue

    44 x 32cm

    pen and ink on paper

    POA
  28. Franck Gohier | Balanda Sailor - black

    44 x 32cm

    pen and ink on paper

    POA
  29. Christine Christophersen | Big Bill's Camp

    40 x 50cm

    oil on board

    $1,200.00
  30. Peter Hudson | Carters Range #2 - en route to Kakadu

    46 x 53cm

    oil on marine ply

    $3,500.00
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