Current Exhibition

Storm approaching North Lismore (diptych) 41x100cm, Acrylic on canvas board completed 2017

October Exhibition | Going up the Country | Geoff Harvey

Exhibition dates: 12-29 October 2017

Geoff Harvey was the winner of the 2016 Greenway Art Prize. Art Est. is pleased to host Geoff’s exhibition Going up the Country.

The landscapes of the Northern Rivers district in NSW is a special place for me. Not only because it is a stunningly beautiful subtropical area but also because my family moved there many years ago and I visit them frequently.

With each visit I seem to find new inspirational places to explore and to paint. The landscape has revealed itself slowly to me and I am still fascinated by its many moods.

In stark contrast to these country paintings I have included several InnerWest urban landscapes pictures because this is where I live and I find it equally inspirational. Under the flight path and wedged between the highway and the railway lines are many visually exciting areas which have tempted me to render them in paint.

In 1977, 40 years ago I graduated from art school with the sole purpose to become an artist. In that year I also started exhibiting my work and have continued to do so regularly in group and solo exhibitions.

Making art is a passion and I never tire from that experience.

Over the years I have experimented with many styles and mediums but at present I have returned to painting because it suits what I want to express. I feel blessed and very lucky that I chosen a career that is so totally absorbing and enjoyable.

I agree with Brett Whiteley who described art making as a ‘difficult pleasure’.

Geoff Harvey has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally in the UK and in the USA. Geoff’s work is held in private and public collections including Art Gallery NSW Sydney, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Art Gallery of South Australia Adelaide, Tasmania Museum & Art Gallery Hobart, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW and many more.

As well as winning the Greenway Art Prize in 2016, Geoff was awarded the Warringah Painting Prize, Urban Photo Award, Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Prize and Muswellbrook Painting Prize. A frequent participant in Sculpture by the Sea, Harvey received the People’s Choice Award in 1998.

Geoff is represented by Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney.

Gallery hours for Going Up the Country

Monday to Friday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Saturdays: 8.30am-5.00pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm