Harald VIKE | Spirit of the Man : 5 - 28 April 2019

Published by: Janet Holmes à Court Collection | 24-Mar-2019
van Gogh in an Australian climate.' Alan McCulloch, 1990. For many years Vike attempted to capture the compelling brilliance of the Australian light in paint. Vike was a self-taught artist and from the time he moved from Norway to Perth (1927) until his death (1987), he was a dedicated and prolific in his practice.
Venue: Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10
Address: Cnr Tom Cullity Dr and Caves Road
Date: 5th - 28th April 2019
Time: Tues - Sun | 12pm-6pm | Closed Easter Long Weekend
Ticket: FREE
Web: http://www.holmesacourtgallery.com.au/article/harald-vike-spirit-of-the-man-6-28-april-2019-no10
Call: 61862172640
His love for Perth fuelled the creation of an impressive body of work (1930s and 1940s), showing a deep respect for nature and the environment, a passion for untamed landscapes and for the cultivated aspects of a city. He was also driven by an interest in people and had a great ability to capture the essence of personal character in quick sketches, detailed drawings and exaggerated caricatures.

Vike's life and work is reflected in this exhibition, drawing from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection, the WA Museum, the Museum of Performing Arts, North Metropolitan TAFE Collection, the Andrew Ross Collection and the Phillip and Michele McNamara Collection.

Public Program : 2.00pm-4.00pm, Saturday, 13th April 2019 | Out of the lounge room and into the gallery "¦

This event includes a presentation by Clarissa Ball and a rare opportunity to view privately owned Harald Vike works.


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