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Mick Turner

Written by Toby Smith on March 11, 2009

Famed laconic guitarist from the Dirty Three Mick Turner brings us a new exhibition at BRIGHTSPACE, Nudes. Instantly recognizable, his works are mysterious narrations involving a menagerie of iconic characters. His paintings are well known as the cover art for all seven Dirty Three albums as well as being collected overseas and in Australia.

While Turner’s art has a sense of naivism, his paintings also have connections to impressionism and pop art. The events in Turner’s paintings are often dreamlike and illogical; a world filled with floating angels and curious animals. What is most remarkable is Turner’s real engagement with the Australian landscape, depicted as a free, wild place where anything may happen, where the most ordinary of scenes or events can be miraculous or astonishing.

Exhibition: 19 March – 9 April 2009

8 Martin St
St Kilda Vic 3182

12 – 6 Wed – Sat & 1 – 5 Sun

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