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The Consolations

Wednesday Sunset East  2022   acrylic on linen   150 x 120cm

Exhibition Dates:
May 10 through May 28 2022   tuesday-saturday 10-5pm

Jan Murphy Gallery   |   486 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD   |   Ph +61 7 3254 1855

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Posted on Sunday 8th of May, 2022

What Is Left Behind

A new gallery has been posted to the website. You can view it here.

Posted on Saturday 12th of October, 2019

The Venal Garden

A new gallery has been posted to the website. You can view it here.

Posted on Tuesday 9th of October, 2018

Enlighten Festival 2018

Enlighten Festival 2018, Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT. Featuring artwork - James Guppy, Red Poppy, 2005, Parliament House Art Collection. Image credit DPS.

The 11th of November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of hostilities on the Western Front in World War I. After the war the red poppy became a recognisable symbol of remembrance following the publication of the poem In 'Flanders Fields'. James Guppy's evocative painting of a single red poppy against a dark background is a silent tribute to the 62,000 Australians who fought and died in the Great War.

James Guppy
Red Poppy, 2005
Parliament House Art Collection

Posted on Sunday 1st of April, 2018


Kissing the Wrist 2016 acrylic on linen 61 x 55 cm


Exhibition Dates:
29 Oct to 24 Nov 2016

Opening Drinks:
Saturday 29 Oct, 3-5pm

Brenda May Gallery
2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017
tuesday-friday 11-6 saturday 10-6 t.02 9318 1122

Posted on Friday 14th of October, 2016

James Guppy at Tweed Regional Gallery

James Guppy will present a solo exhibition titled In Flagrante Delicto at Tweed Regional Art Gallery.

The body work reflects Guppy’s outlook on the business of the world and those involved in the key decisions made on behalf of the people. Pondering our choice to look to these leaders as models of ethical behaviour, Guppy questions the actions of these people and the systems by which they gain their power.

Having gained an Honours degree in Economics forty years ago, Guppy’s critical lens on such issues sees him aim to highlight the often reprehensible behaviour of those in positions of power. The latin title In Flagrante Delicto is a term used to indicate somebody being caught committing a criminal act. Pairing this critique of contemporary capitalism with pre-modernist notions of beauty the artist has created a visual language for the viewer unravel and consider their own thoughts on such issues.

For more information on this exhibition please click here.
In Flagrante Delicto
Tweed Regional Gallery
30 September 2016 – 12 February 2017

Image credit: James Guppy Negotiated Settlement 2015 acrylic on polycotton in timber frame 120.0 x 82.0 cm

Sunday 20 November
Caught In The Act

All are welcome to join James Guppy for an exhibition talk in the Anthony Gallery as he discusses In Flagrante Delicto.

This will be followed by an illustrated talk in the Frances Mills Education Centre when the artist will share images of his earlier works and inspiration.

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olly Art Centre | Murwillumbah
A Tweed Shire Council Community Facility
PO Box 816 (2 Mistral Road) Murwillumbah South NSW 2484
P: 02 6670 2790 F: 02 6670 2797
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Open: 10am - 5pm (DST) Wednesday to Sunday Free admission

Posted on Friday 14th of October, 2016

James Guppy in Byron Arts Magazine

James Guppy features on the cover of the current issue of the Byron Arts Magazine in an interview with editor Alana Wilson.

To read the full article please click here.

Image courtesy of Byron Arts Magazine. Photograph by Natalie Grono.

Posted on Friday 14th of October, 2016

James Guppy in Paddington Art Prize 2016

James Guppy is a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2016 for his work The Romantic

The $25,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape is awarded annually with the announcement of the 2016 prize made on 20 October. The judges for the 2016 prize are Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; and artists Craig Waddell and Wendy Sharpe.

For more information on the prize please click here.
Paddington Art Prize 2016
111 – 113 Queens Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
20 – 30 October 2016

Image credit: James Guppy The Romantic acrylic on polycotton 120.0 x 80.0 cm

Posted on Friday 14th of October, 2016

James Guppy in 2016 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

James Guppy is a finalist in the 2016 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize for his work Negotiated Settlement 2016. Held at The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, the $15,000 painting prize will be announced at the official opening on Thursday 12 May 2016.

The 2016 judging panel consists of Guy Abrahams, CEO & Co-founder, CLIMARTE; Kirsty Grant, Director & CEO, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Julie Skate, Gallery Supervisor, The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre.

For further information on the prize please click here.
2016 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre
7 May – 26 June 2016

Posted on Friday 14th of October, 2016

Upcoming Exhibition - In Flagrante Delicto

Negotiated Settlement 2015


2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017


Read the ARTIST PROFILE piece on his new work

Read the ART COLLECTOR interview with the artist

Posted on Monday 24th of August, 2015

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