Philip Wolfhagen – Illumination @ Drill Hall Gallery

Some people really get landscape in a huge way. This bloke has that remarkable sense of the untamed nature of what is in front of him and has the skill to put it on canvas brilliantly. I loved nearly every part of this exhibition. There is a huge pair of panels of the ocean from above, There are some wonderful large panels that get that powerful transition from land, sea and sky. In the back room there are some exciting representations of the grand night landscapes punctuated with small glowing human presences in the darkness. I am not going to ramble on more but I have been to this twice already and may go back again. The sad thing is I had never heard of this amazing Tasmanian painter till they put this on. I am thankful to the ANU for their great program at this gallery.
Below are some phone pics and the gallery sheet.

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