Art Exhibition | Idris Murphy 'Reading the Other'

Published by: Mitchell Fine Art | 29-May-2024
Showing from 4 - 29 June Opening event: 8 June, artist talk at 1:30pm. Mitchell Fine Art presents Idris Murphy's newest exhibition 'Reading the Other'. Capturing the essence of the Australian Landscape, Murphy presents paintings of the familiar landscape through a lens of abstraction and figuration. Showing from the 4th of June with artist talk on the 8th of June from 1:30pm. #MitchellFineArt
Sydney based artist Idris Murphy has been at the forefront of Australian landscape painting for over four decades. His artwork is characterized by a deep engagement with the Australian environment, filtered through a unique blend of abstraction and figuration.

He views the act of painting as a form of communion with the natural world, an attempt to capture its spiritual essence. This perspective is informed by his interest in Indigenous Australian art and culture, which emphasises a holistic and deeply connected relationship with the land.

'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 the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia, Parliament House Canberra, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Murphy's impact on Australian art is significant and multifaceted. His work challenges viewers to see the landscape in new ways, not just as a physical space but as a site of spiritual and emotional resonance.

The exhibition is showing from 4th – 29th June at Mitchell Fine Art in Arthur St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane.

On Saturday 8th June from 1.30pm, Idris will hold an Artist Talk in the Gallery, discussing his practice and the exhibition. An opening event will follow. All events are free and rsvp’s are not required.

Mitchell Fine Art is open 6 days a week; Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm, with parking available onsite.

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To enquire on any artworks phone 07 3254 2297 or email

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