Dunya: A journey through the fragile footprint of civilisations
by Phillip George
Australian artist, Phillip George presents Dunya: A journey through the fragile footprint of civilisations that explores the transient nature of empires and cultures, producing works that have evolved from the documentation of sunken archaeological sites. Crafted from 20 years of travel throughout Greece, Asia Minor, Arabic and Persian worlds, explore the impacts of destructive events that profoundly shape the way we comprehend the world around us.
On display from Friday, 15 December 2023 until Saturday, 16 March 2024. Plan your visit.
About the artist
Renowned Sydney-born artist Phillip George, residing and creating in Australia, navigates cultural nuances, intricately connecting East and West in his impactful practice. Spanning three decades, George's exhibitions across Australia, Europe, America and Asia reveal his exploration of Australian beach culture and its intersection with the tumultuous Middle East. His prolific career includes a doctorate from The University of Western Sydney, with the seminal 2008 Borderlands exhibition at Casula Powerhouse marking a pivotal moment in his trajectory. George's solo showcases, such as Photosynkyria (2001) at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, and group exhibitions globally, including the National Gallery of Australia, attest to his significant influence. Notably, George's work is housed in the esteemed collections of the National Gallery of Australia. With 32 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions, his artistic footprint extends from Sydney's Stills Gallery to the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece, Art Tower Agora in Athens, and the National Gallery of Thailand in Bangkok. His previous work of surfboards printed with photographic images taken in various Persian, Ottoman and and Arabic mosques during his travels in the Middle East can also be seen at the Islamic Museum of Australia’s Islamic Art gallery.
Image supplied by Phillip George.