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The Painters Journey

HK China | Godwin | Macleod

PAO Galleries: Level 5, Hong Kong Art Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, HK Exhibition dates: 2 - 26 April 2014
Opening: Opening night 6-8pm Wednesday 2 April
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In April of 2014, The Painters' Journey will fill PAO Galleries, which is located on level five of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. This ground breaking exhibition marks an engagement with the long history of Australian painters who have worked in and been inspired by the landscape of Hong Kong and mainland China, and by the extraordinary tradition of Chinese Landscape painting. The paintings by Godwin and Macleod were developed over several weeks immersion in the landscape and culture of Hong Kong and the Guilin Mountains. As well as this, paintings by Michael Nock, founder of the Nock Foundation, and photographs and a documentary that trace the project by acclaimed Hong Kong based Australian photographer Jason Capobianco, will be displayed in an annexe to the gallery. The exhibition will be curated by Defiance Gallery Director, Campbell Robertson-Swann.

The Painters' Journey is the culmination of a project of cultural immersion that has given these two great Australian painters an opportunity to truly engage with another landscape and to produce contemporary landscape paintings that reflect the history of Asia Pacific artistic exchange and give a new perspective on the Hong Kong and Chinese landscape.

The Artists


Euan Macleod (represented in Australia by Watters Gallery, Sydney and Niagara Gallery, Melbourne) is an Australian based New Zealand born painter renown for his dense use of paint and depiction of figures in the landscape.  His works are held in the collections of The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria and Saatchi & Saatchi amongst many others. He has been the recipient of The Archibald, Sulman and Blake prizes and has had more than 100 solo exhibitions around the world.

Peter Godwin (represented in Australia by Defiance Gallery, Sydney) is an Australian painter whose landscape and interior works are characterised by calligraphic brushwork and densely worked surface. Godwin's works are held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Parliament House, Canberra, Government House, Sydney, numerous Australian regional galleries and prominent private collections in the US, UK and HK.

The Nock Art Foundation


The Nock Art Foundation was established in 2013 to formalise some of the programs already started by Michael Nock, including Art Scholarships and Artist Residency programs. The Nock Art Foundation is a non-profit institution where any revenues shall be applied to further expanding the scholarship and residency programs. The Nock Art Foundation is also the sponsor of the Hong Kong Art Prize.

This is the inaugural exhibition of the Nock Art Foundation Honk Kong and residency, with the next exhibition scheduled for 2015.

For further information on THE PAINTERS' JOURNEY | HK CHINA | GODWIN | MACLEOD please contact Lauren Harvey, Manager, Defiance Gallery, Sydney