Brad Rimmer art on display at Murdoch

St John of God Murdoch Hospital is hosting a striking new art exhibition by well-known WA artist Brad Rimmer, adding a new dimension to the Hospital’s corridors for patients and visitors.

19 Feb 2020

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The works, from Brad Rimmer’s Series titled Forever & ever brings together art from his series Silence, Nature Boy and Don’t Look Down.

Brad’s works are based on his work on wheat bins in the early 1980’s, before he moved to Perth, and his return trips to the country.

In 2010 after numerous trips to the Wheatbelt, the exhibition of a major body of work and the publication of the monograph Silence, Brad still felt that the project was not complete. In 2019 Nature Boy originated – a photographic book project based around a collection of short stories set in Brad’s late teenage years, the last few years that he spent in the wheatbelt, before moving to Perth in 1982.

Nature Boy continued his search into the ambiguous experience of collecting memory.

St John of God Murdoch Hospital CEO Ben Edwards said the artworks represent a unique perspective on our State and the people who live here.

“The spirit of Western Australia, with the unique landscapes of the Wheatbelt and the residents of that area are captured beautifully by Brad’s work,” he said.

“It is exciting for our gallery to kick off the year with such a vibrant exhibition.”

Brad's works are also held in numerous national and corporate collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Wesfarmers, Artbank, St John of God Health Care and Murdoch University.

The exhibition will be on display in the Hospital gallery near main reception, with the public welcome to attend.