On Friday 29th July 2016, Mitchell Fine Art opened the solo exhibition "Night Vision' by the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize winner George Gittoes.
Represented in some of Australia’s most prestigious collections this is Gittoes first commercial exhibition in Brisbane. 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.
His artworks capture the atrocities and attacks on basic human rights and have typically reflected his social, political andhumanitarian observations of man's treatment of his fellow man.
His artworks are both confronting and thought provoking.The body of work in this exhibition has been created over the past 30 years and concentrates on imagery relating to a series of unpublished novels and essays written by Gittoes.
Acclaimed as one of Australia’s most important artists, in 2015 he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in recognition of his life's work in contributing to the peace making process.
His work has been collected by major galleries and institutions.In 1995 Gittoes was awarded with the Blake Prize for religious art for one of his most important paintings ‘The Preacher’. This painting was acquired by the National Gallery of Australia in early 2016.
In 2008 Gittoes was awarded and honouree Dr of Letter by the University of NSW. His work has been collected by the Queensland Art Gallery, the State Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Powerhouse Museum and the National Gallery of Australia.
George has been widely collected by the regional galleries throughout Australia. The exhibition is on display until 20th August.
The weekend also included the launch of the book "Night Vision' a further instalment in the Art Books series produced by the gallery.
To buy the book online please click here or click on the image above.