EXHIBITION | Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye & Idris Murphy

EXHIBITION | Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye & Idris Murphy

With the easing of restrictions and galleries welcoming back art enthusiasts, Mitchell Fine Art presents a vibrant exhibition from an artist born in the remote centre of Australia in the late 1920’s – Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye.

Originally a stockman and a miner, Kudditji Kngwarreye did not start painting until the 1980’s. A natural colourist, Kngwarreye had an innate ability to combine colours that quite often should not work.


Utilising bold compositions, Kudditji Kngwarreye manipulated colour and form in highly emotive depictions of his ancestral homelands in Central Australia. His dynamic and contemporary artworks with saturated fields of colour have gained him international recognition and drawn comparison to the work of American abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko.

Painting without a predetermined perspective, Kuddtiji Kngwarreye’s paintings are visceral and spontaneous and evoke feelings for and connection to country.

‘As an artist he was without inhibition. He painted ferociously, his use of colour was so natural and completely intuitive’ says Mike Mitchell, Gallery Director.

To compliment the exhibition, Mitchell Fine Art has invited Sydney artist Idris Murphy to curate a response to Kudditji Kngwarreye paintings through his own work.

A renowned Australian artist, Idris Murphy is known for his gestural paintings that depict his intimate awareness and a passionate attachment to the Australian landscape. Idris Murphy continuously refers to inspiration drawn from Aboriginal artists and the holistic experience of the land.

'Kimberley Equilibium' 198 x 198cm acrylic on aluminium

This dynamic exhibition featuring two of Australia’s great landscape artists is showing at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley Brisbane from June 10th.

EXHIBITION DATES: 10th June - 18th July 2020

Mitchell Fine Art continues to operate Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 5pm. The gallery is a large venue and there is ample room to view exhibitions safely. The gallery staff are practising safe social interaction and ask that if you are unwell please do not visit.

For those that are unable to visit Mitchell Fine Art offers ‘virtual’ Facetime views, please contact the gallery for more information.


Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane with onsite parking available. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm and Saturdays from 10am – 5.00pm.

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