Steve Lopes Exhibition | 'Still and Still Moving'

Published by: Mitchell Fine Art | 1-Oct-2020
Influenced by his extensive travels over the past three decades, Sydney artist Steve Lopes presents an exhibition 3 years in the making.
Lopes' new exhibition Still and Still Moving' has been completed after decades of observation and contemplation. These paintings are born from his interactions and encounters with people and places in the far-reaching margins of Australia.

The son of migrant parents, Lopes' upbringing was a clash of two worlds. This cultural dichotomy and the resultant heightened awareness of diversity influences his work to this day.

Steve Lopes works are ambiguous and evocative, trying to capture the sense of place and the often strange and exotic figures that inhabit them. His comprehensive and continuing travels have left an indelible mark on him. I am inspired by stories of discovery, new and old histories and the ideas that develop from the melting pot of disparate peoples', says Lopes.

More recently, his travels to the Top End in the Northern Territory have inspired many of the artworks in this series. The larger than life characters, architecture, and attitude that he found in suburban backstreets and quirky marketplaces were a paradox coming from suburban Sydney.

Three years of pushing his own boundaries has resulted in a collection of artworks that is expressive, reminiscent, and questioning of who we are and how we have come to be.

The exhibition is showing from 7th October to 7th November at 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane. An opening night will be held on Friday 16th October from 6 - 8pm with Steve in attendance. RSVP's are essential.

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

Mitchell Fine Art is a large venue and there is ample room to view exhibitions safely, and the gallery staff are practising safe social interaction.

For those that are unable to visit Mitchell Fine Art offers virtual exhibition tours via FaceTime or Zoom; please contact the gallery for more information. Art lovers can sign up to the gallery's mailing list via the website or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

To enquire on any artworks phone 07 3254 2297 or email To view the exhibition online visit

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