JURGIS MIKSEVICIUS: In the light of the sun and the shadow of the moon
December 12 @ 10:00 am – February 7 @ 5:00 pm
Lithuanian-born Jurgis Miksevicius (1923 – 2014) arrived in Australia aged 25 on the SS Charlton Sovereign with 725 other Baltic displaced emigres on 29 October 1948.
On arrival Miksevicius was settled at the Bathurst Migrant Camp. The camp director, William Rees, employed him to decorate the walls of the former army barracks’ recreation hall with caricatures of great Australian sportsmen, including swimmer John Marshall and tennis champion John Bromwich. Miksevicius was also provided with a studio space and encouraged to paint. Essentially, it was here in Bathurst that he began his 70-year career as an artist in Australia.
This exhibition charts his development as a painter: his studies at art school in Germany, his early paintings and murals at the Bathurst Migrant Camp, and then focuses on later landscapes and philosophical ‘moon’ paintings as examples of the many genres he explored throughout his creative life.
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