Illumination: The Art of Philip Wolfhagen

Dates & times

Fri 21 February — Sun 6 April 2014

Night BeaconV1

Image: Philip Wolfhagen
Night BeaconV1
2005 oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 210 cm National Gallery of Victoria Collection


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A survey of the Tasmanian painter Philip Wolfhagen, whose landscapes establish a midpoint between sweeping Romantic panoramas and flinty abstractions.  Wolfhagen’s motifs, glowing in suggestive darkness or suffused with a mild grey-and-blonde radiance, relate to the far-Southern latitudes of Australia. Substantial in scale and richly impastoed, they relate equally to post-minimal painters like Brice Marden and Sean Scully and to post-Fred Williams and post-Colin McCahon Australasian landscape.

Illumination is a Newcastle Art Gallery and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery travelling exhibition assisted by Australian Government funding through the Australia Council.

Study for Winter Solstice 2008

Philip Wolfhagen, Study for ‘Winter solstice’ 2008, oil and beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm, Edwina Jagelman Collection



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