EXHIBITIONS / George Gittoes on being there

‚Äč13 February - 18 April

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George Gittoes On Being There catalogue.pdf

George Gittoes: on being there is a stunning and unique journey of an artist willing to create in the face of chaos and potential destruction. Gittoes invites us to examine our own cultural fears, of what it is like to be over there, in places that only appear in our evening news, in the context of global terrorism or violence.


This exhibition gives privileged access to his process through his personal visual diaries, field drawings, photography and film. Through these forms we experience an amazing human journey that holds out the hopeful power of creativity in the face of prejudice and fear. 

This is a magnificent visual record of how Gittoes not only survives, but creates in the face of forces that would seek to repress the human imagination.

Image: (detail) The Vietnamese Refractory Sprayer, 1989, oil on canvas, 168x228cm. Gift of Harley Gittoes through Cultural Gifts 2015