George Gittoes new book launched at QAGOMA

Published on 23 Oct 2016 11:07:00 AM

George Gittoes Blood Mystic

George Gittoes launched his new book 'Blood Mystic' at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane on Saturday 22nd October 2016.

For nearly 4 decades Gittoes has documented the best and worst of some of the world’s most notorious human conflicts in Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Nicaragua, South Africa and Afghanistan. 

'Blood Mystic' chronicles Gittoes’ extraordinary life for the first time. In its pages you will read about how he worked with Andy Warhol, dined with Fidel Castro, plotted with Julian Assange, was feted by Nelson Mandela and blessed by Mother Teresa.

An artist of immense stature and importance Gittoes is acclaimed as one of Australia’s most important contemporary creative figures. His practice spans across film, photography, drawing and paintings.

Gittoes solo exhibition “Night Vision” was held at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley in July this year. The exhibition concentrated on imagery relating to a series of unpublished novels and essays written by Gittoes.

George Gittoes Night Vision Exhibition Brisbane

 George and Hellen Rose 'Night Vision' exhibition opening Mitchell Fine Art, July 2016

His artworks capture the atrocities and attacks on basic human rights and have typically reflected his social, political and humanitarian observations of mans treatment of his fellow man” says Mike Mitchell, Director Mitchell Fine Art.  “His artworks are both confronting and thought provoking”.

To view this exhibition please click here.

 

PRESS COVERAGE 

Weekend Australian - Oct 15-16
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/weekend-australian-magazine/george-gittoes-art-of-war/news-story/191dac2646ab2e25ffcd95b127ae189e

The Australian - Oct 18
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/visual-arts/george-gittoes-messenger-of-creativity/news-story/073a45d55c8d7c916655ec0d6d72abae

Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 21 
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/an-artist-like-no-other-in-conversation-with-renegade-war-artist-george-gittoes-20161021-gs7s38.html

ABC Radio
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/blood-mystic-george-gittoes/7961854

SBS
http://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2016/10/25/interview-documentarian-george-gittoes?cid=sbs:guide:tile21

National Portrait Gallery
http://www.portrait.gov.au/calendar/george-gittoes-blood-mystic/1336

 

SBS Movie Screening

A series of Gittoes Films will be screened as a week-long event, scheduled across both SBSTV and SBS2 in the week commencing Sunday 6 November. See the schedule below:
 
SBSTV: Sunday 6 November at 10.30pm –  Snow Monkey 
SBS2: Monday 7 November at 10.30pm – Soundtrack to War               
Tuesday 8 November at 10.30pm – Rampage               
Wednesday 9 November at 10.30pm – The Miscreants               
Thursday 10 November at 11pm – Love City

David Hayes solo exhibition examines the relationship between the global and the personal.

 

A selection of Aboriginal and Contemporary artworks available in the gallery stockroom

Dierdra Bean: Contemporary Artist Brisbane

Internationally awarded natural history artist Deirdre Bean solo exhibition.