Monday 21st June 2021 7.30 pm
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From Karinjini in the west to Fraser Island in the east, via the northern Kimberley and far southwest of Tasmania, Painting the Ancient Land of Australia follows painter Philip Hughes, palette in hand, across the length and breadth of the country. Featuring work created over a span of three decades, a mixture of elegant sketches alongside larger painted artworks, Painting the Ancient Land of Australia presents a deeply personal exploration of a continent.
London-born Philip Hughes’s work focuses on the natural environment, its structure and nuance, and on the effects of human intervention and activity. The subject of two published monographs, Hughes has been exhibiting work in group and solo exhibitions since the late 1960s and his work is held in the public collections of the National Gallery of Australia, The British Library, The British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum and the New York Public Library, among others.
Image: ‘Gosse Bluff’ by Philip Hughes from ‘Painting the Ancient Land of Australia’ published by Thames & Hudson. Copyright Philip Hughes