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Idris Murphy: Now and Then

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A solo exhibition of artworks created over the last 20 years by acclaimed landscape artist Idris Murphy is showing at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley from October 18 to November 5, 2022. 

The Sydney-based artist has been at the forefront of Australian landscape painting for over four decades. Primarily a landscape painter, Idris Murphy's paintings are taken far beyond a literal representation of a landscape, to where he is striving to capture the spiritual attributes of country.

Idris Murphy: Now and Then, Mitchell Fine Art

The artist has an acute sense of spatial awareness and manipulates the composition to give what can sometimes appear to be numerous orientations within one image.

'There is an incredible balance and harmony in his artwork that reveals itself more and more upon consideration of the image', says Director Mike Mitchell.

Idris Murphy remains one of the countries most revered and influential artists with his works held in the collections of, amongst others, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia, Parliament House Canberra, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Idris Murphy: Now and Then, Mitchell Fine Art

The exhibition Now and Then showcases Idris Murphy’s art practice over the last two decades. Many of these paintings have not been seen out of the studio in over a decade. Others are exquisite works painted recently during the period of lockdown and isolation. Some were painted now; some were painted then.

An exhibition opening will be held on Friday, October 21 from 6 - 8pm with the artist in attendance. On Saturday, October 22 from 11am, Idris will hold an Artist Talk in the Gallery, discussing his practice and the exhibition. Both of these event are free to attend and rsvp’s are not required.

Art lovers can sign up to the gallery's mailing list via the website or follow socially on Facebook and Instagram. 

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Idris Murphy: Now and Then 

Mitchell Fine Art

86 Arthur St

Fortitude Valley

Oct 18-Nov 5, 2022

Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm

Sat 10am-5pm

3254 2297

Free entry

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