The Wimmera region of Australia includes the diverse geography of vast plains, desert and scrub contrasting with the dramatic Grampians / Gariwerd mountains. From above, the landscape is a fascinating pattern created by rivers, salt lakes, fields and gorges and is constantly evolving with the advent of floods, bushfire and drought.
Victorian landscape artist Greg Mallyon explores this region from an abstract aerial perspective using his knowledge and familiarity of the area. This unique exhibition is a collection of over 50 unseen small and large scale works, incorporating computer technology with traditional painting and printmaking to create a unique perspective of the Wimmera.
Mallyon’s landscapes explore his exposure to wide variety of cultures and terrain throughout his career and his application of natural ochres and pigment create rich textured paintings that not only chart and map terrain but tap into the essence of the land and its metaphysical layers.
Image: Greg MALLYON, Stoney Creek Gariwerd 2023, mixed media on aluminium. Courtesy of the artist.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.