Jon Molvig: Maverick


Jon Molvig: Maverick, showing at QAG from September 14 to February 2, 2020, shines a light on the work of an acclaimed Australian artist and teacher, and his immense impact on Brisbane’s cultural landscape.

A dominant force in Brisbane’s late-1960s art scene, Jon Molvig used the river city as the catalyst for his major work and his expressionist view of the world. The Archibald Prize-winning Molvig was also a charismatic teacher whose unwavering commitment to painting inspired many a young artist.

John Molvig QAG

Described as outspoken, rebellious and fiercely independent, Molvig’s work focuses on everything from unique landscapes to the human form. In fact, some of his most memorable works depict madams and mad men, and lovers and nudes.

As well as acknowledging Molvig’s contribution to the local art community, this fascinating exhibition features his early, vibrant European-influenced works, while also showcasing his stylistic eclecticism.

By Dominique Falk

Image captions top to bottom:
Jon Molvig, Australia, 1923-1970 - A rhythm of horses c.1956/ Oil on hardboard / 122 x 183 cm. Private Collection
MOLVIG, Jon / Grey Street arrangement 1956 / Oil on hardboard / Gift of Ian Still 2000 / Collection of the Brisbane Museum

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Jon Molvig: Maverick

Gallery 4, QAG

Stanley Place

South Brisbane

Sep 14-Feb 2, 2020



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