Jenepher Duncan's reflections on Philip Hunter
Philip Hunter, an alumnus of and former painting teacher at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) passed away in April this year, aged 58. His passing has been marked in a memorial piece by curator Jenepher Duncan, with an introduction by Jon Cattapan, as part of ART150, celebrating 150 years of the VCA.
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Vale Philip Hunter
It is with great sadness that the gallery announces the recent death of Philip Hunter. Born in 1958 in Donald in the Wimmera region of north west Victoria, Philip explored and defined a contemporary and unique view of the Australian landscape. His interests across a broad range of subjects, including architecture, music, philosophy, literature, geology and ecology continually fed his appetite for drawing and painting his natural surroundings and just how we might conceptualise those ideas. His work is held in many prominent public, private and corporate collections. Philip was an inspiring friend, teacher and colleague to many and will be greatly missed. Photo by Julian Kingma.
Phil Hunter in Studio International
Studio International's Janet McKenzie talks to Philip Hunter about his most recent body of works, Geophonics, his interest in landscape and in events that happen below the Earth’s crust, and the influence of Sidney Nolan on his practice.
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Philip Hunter and Vera Möller at QVMAG
Gallery artists Philip Hunter and Vera Möller will take part in a residency at Skullbone Plains in Tasmania and the resulting group exhibition entitled The Skullbone Experiment at QVMAG in Launceston.
Initiated by the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, a not-for-profit organisation protecting private land for conservation in Tasmania, this project fosters the link between contemporary art practice and the nationally significant and ancient landscape found at Skullbone Plains.
Other participating artists include Tim Burns, Joel Crosswell, Julie Gough, Janet Laurence, Imants Tillers, Megan Walch, Richard Wastell, Philip Wolfhagen and John Wolseley.
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Sophie Gannon Gallery now representing Philip Hunter
Sophie Gannon Gallery is proud to announce the newest addition to the gallery's stable of artists, Melbourne-based painter Philip Hunter. New works by Philip will be included in our Debut exhibition in March 2012.