I find the world a marvellous and mysterious place. All my works from the beginning have been an exploration of this. As I get older, I find the images by working with less and less thought of subject matter or preconceived idea. Ideas appear and lead on to another idea.
Intuitively, I improvise and often get amazed and puzzled by the results. Signs and symbols appear, influenced by what I have experienced, read, seen and thought about.
The depths of my unconscious mind are awakened. It all happens like a dream, in spite of me; rather like a Bach fugue, the forms intertwine and take on a life of their own. Rich and lush overlays of meaning feverishly document my being. I just love paint.
Titles for my works are only a guide to put the viewer on alert to many interpretations.
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NOTE: If you’re interested in purchasing any of Michael’s paintings
you should contact the artist himself
but please remember to tell him that you saw his paintings on Diasporic.
For more details about the exhibition please visit The Convent
Diasporic wishes marvelous Michael only success at this and all his future exhibitions
Michael’s Exhibitions include:
1957 Richman Art Gallery
1958 Contemporary Art Society Melb
1958 Victorian Artists Society Melb
1960 The Realist Group Melb
1960 Athenaeum Gallery Melb
1980 Drawings – Aspen Gallery, USA
1984 Drawings – Aspen Gallery, USA
1985 Harrington Gallery – Sth Australia
1988 Chesser Street Gallery- Sth Australia.
1990 Kapunda Regional Galle – Sth Australia.
1991 Kapunda Regional Gallery – Sth Australia.
1992 Garton Street Gallery – Port Melbourne.
1994 Paton Gallery – University of Melbourne, Victoria.
1994 Masonic Temple Studio Exhibition- Ballarat, Vitoria.
1994 University of Ballarat, Victoria.
1995 Roar Gallery – Melbourne.
1995 Mandorla Art Award – Perth.
1997 Apos Cruz Galleries – Sth Australia.
1998 Apos Cruz Galleries – Sth Austtalia.
1998 Peter Russell Clarke Gallery – Victoria, Australia.
1999 Ararat Regional Gallery.
2000 Art Lounge Gallery – Sth Australia. Sala Week.
2001 Studio Exhibition - Sth Australia
2002 Beach Street Gallery – South Australia.
2002 – 2004 Lithographic printing and editions with Malcolm Cameron
2003 Lakes Gallery – Paynesville, Victoria.
2004 Lakes Gallery – Paynesville, Victoria.
2005 The Gipsland Art Gallery, Sale.
2006 Leo Baeck Arts Centre.
2006 – 2007 Represented by Mingara Gallery 0- Phillip Island.
2007 Represented by Artfusion – Cowes, Philip Island.
Artist in Residence Gippsland Grammar School – St. Anne’s Campus
Collections Private Collections - Australia and U.S.A.
Theatre Sets Melbourne and South Australia
Murals Victoria and Queensland
Awards and Grants
1977 Cracow Peace Prize, Poland. – Anti-war print.
1980 ‘The Apocalypse.” – Australian Film Institute. – Experimental Film Section
1995 Mandorla Award – selected.
Workshops Presented and Demonstrated
1983 Creating for hospital ward activities
1994 Drawing and folio presentation, University of Ballarat. Drawing the figure. – “Taking a lion (line) for a walk.”
1994 Talk – The outsider/ and Art. – University of Ballarat, Victoria.
And a variety of Original Publications , Video Documentation and Tape and Radio