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Philip Hunter, 2004

Julian Kingma

type C photograph on paper (sheet: 79.0 cm x 60.0 cm, image: 70.0 cm x 56.91 cm)

Philip Hunter (1958-2017), painter, studied art in Melbourne before holding his first solo exhibition there in 1982. More than twenty solo shows, and many more group exhibitions followed. Restricting his palette to earth colours and white, he produced a body of large, layered, visually dense paintings in which, according to curator Peter Haynes, 'the viewer is an actual witness to the artist's processes, to the selection of motifs, forms, colours, rhythms, and textures which gives limits to those chaotic forces which have shaped the artist and the natural phenomena which are his source.' Hunter's works are held by the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria as well as regional galleries and corporate collections.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Accession number: 2006.52

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Artist and subject

Julian Kingma (age 36 in 2004)

Philip Hunter (age 46 in 2004)

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Visual arts and crafts

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Julian Kingma (6 portraits)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.