George Gittoes at Newcastle Art Gallery

Published on 20 Jan 2020 4:08:26 pm

Join artist, photographer and filmmaker George Gittoes on the opening weekend of 'GEORGE GITTOES: on being there' at the Newcastle Art Gallery.

A rare opportunity to hear Gittoes’ tales from the Yellow House in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.  Guest curator Rod Pattenden to introduce the artist and the exhibition.

Saturday 8 February 2020
2pm–3pm
Newcastle Art Gallery

GEORGE GITTOES: on being there, gives unprecedented access to the artist’s personal visual diaries, field drawings, photography and film in a journey that holds out the hopeful power of creativity in the face of prejudice and fear.

George Gittoes AM is a highly recognised Australian artist, photographer and filmmaker. For over four decades he has documented some of the world’s most serious conflicts. From the killing fields of Cambodia to Rwanda, Gittoes has responded to the best and worst of the human condition. 

He has been recognised for his humanitarian and peacemaking efforts and has been awarded an Order of Australia (AM) as well as the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize in 2015.

As a painter and printmaker, Gittoes is also an award-winning documentary film maker who has worked in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and more recently the suburbs of Chicago. He is the recipient of a number of major art awards and his work is included in public collections nationally and internationally.

The exhibition is showing 8 February - 26 April 2020 at the Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street, Cooks Hill, Newcastle.

To view more of George Gittoes works click here.

Art Prize Finalists - David Hayes and Deirdre Bean.

Nancy Kunoth Petyarre, c1938 Utopia Central Australia

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