Greg Mallyon / The River
Manyung Gallery Malvern

23 August - 8 September, 2018

Greg Mallyon

Greg Mallyon has long been inspired by the aerial perspective of Australia from his many travels to the heart of the outback and seeing one of its (and the worlds) most ancient rivers, The Finke. Sometimes a dry creek bed, sometimes a string of waterholes, or in times of rare rainfall, a raging torrent. This river is symbolic of the endless cycle of life on earth. Mallyon’s other river inspirations include, the historic Coopers Creek, the mighty Hawkesbury, Murray and Darling Rivers as well as Melbourne’s iconic Yarra.

 

These river systems can bring life to the most arid places on the planet. They support flora, fauna and of course human life that just couldn’t exist without its presence. In this exhibition Mallyon uses natural ochres and pigments to create richly textured paintings which not only chart and map terrain, but also tap into the essence of the land and highlight its hidden powers.


View works on exhibition

Greg Mallyon

Ancient Creek Bed near Simpson Desert Ancient Creek Bed near Simpson Desert
mixed media on wood
120 x 180 cm
 
River of Mist (Yarra) River of Mist (Yarra)
mixed media on aluminium
122 x 122 cm
 
Darling River in Saltbush Country Darling River in Saltbush Country
mixed media on wood
122 x 122 cm
SOLD
 
The Yarra The Yarra
mixed media on wood
122 x 122 cm
SOLD
 
Murray River Murray River
mixed media on wood
122 x 122 cm
SOLD
 
Finke river and Palm Valley Finke river and Palm Valley
mixed media on wood
123 x 102 cm
 
Snowy River near Khancoban Snowy River near Khancoban
mixed media on wood
123 x 102 cm
 
Grey Landscape with Dry Creek Grey Landscape with Dry Creek
mixed media on wood
92 x 92 cm
 
Creek in Granite Outcrops Creek in Granite Outcrops
mixed media on wood
53 x 53 cm
SOLD
 
Big Wet Landscape Big Wet Landscape
mixed media on paper
44 x 44 cm
 
Coongie Lakes_ NSW Coongie Lakes, NSW
mixed media on paper
70 x 70 cm
 
Study Great Southern Land Study Great Southern Land
mixed media on paper
70 x 70 cm
 
Coopers Creek Coopers Creek
mixed media on paper
44 x 44 cm
 
Escarpment and River_ Arnhem Land Escarpment and River, Arnhem Land
mixed media on paper
44 x 44 cm
SOLD
 
Rock Platforms and Inlet_ Arnhem Land Rock Platforms and Inlet, Arnhem Land
mixed media on paper
70 x 70 cm
 
Todd River in desert Landscape Todd River in desert Landscape
mixed media on paper
53 x 72 cm
 
Dry Season Creek Dry Season Creek
mixed media on paper
53 x 72 cm
 
Hawkesbury Hawkesbury
mixed media on paper
53 x 72 cm
 
Yarra and Kew Billabong Yarra and Kew Billabong
mixed media on paper
53 x 44 cm
SOLD
 
Landscape and Black Stumps Landscape and Black Stumps
mixed media on paper
53 x 44 cm
SOLD
 
Coastal Stream and Rockpool NSW Coastal Stream and Rockpool NSW
mixed media on paper
53 x 44 cm
SOLD
 
Darling River and Balaka Lake Darling River and Balaka Lake
mixed media on paper
53 x 44 cm
SOLD