Franck Gohier

About the Artist

Franck Gohier (b. 1968) is a painter, sculptor and printmaker based in Darwin. His punchy, immediate style uses bright colours, text and popular imagery to explore the political and social justice activism instilled in him as a child. His Top End location plays a major role in his practice, as do the global influence of Pop art and capitalism.

Gohier has been included in major solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas including ‘Franck Gohier: a thousand miles from everywhere’, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (2018); ‘Word: MCA Collection’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2017–2018); ‘Franck!’, The Lane Art Space, Darwin (2017); ‘CSU Art Exhibition’, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales (2016); ‘[email protected]: Printmaker’s Perspective’, Charles Darwin University, Darwin (2016); ‘21’, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW (2015); ‘Roads Cross: Contemporary Directions in Australian Art’, Flinders University Art Museum & Art Gallery, Adelaide (2012); ‘Activate-Cultivate’, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin (2011-12); Art Amsterdam, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen, Germany (2009); ‘Multiplicity: Prints and Multiples from the Collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Wollongong’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2007); and ‘TogArt Contemporary Art Exhibition’, Parliament House, Darwin (2006).

His work is held in all major Australian public art collections as well as Casula Powerhouse Art Centre Collection; Griffith University Art Collection; Centre for the Study of Political Graphics Collection, Culver City, California, USA; Charles Darwin University Art Collection, Darwin; Gold Coast City Gallery; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and the National Library of Australia, Canberra.

About the Artwork

Gohier’s punchy, immediate style, utilising bright colours, text and popular imagery belies his works’ deeper messages, drawn from a keen interest in politics and social justice instilled since childhood.

Sir Joh
2010
Acrylic on board
80 x 120cm
Courtesy of Mitchell Fine Art
191 Boundary St West End Q 4101
This artwork is valued at $6000.
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Venue Snapshot

Where the Wild Things Are is a specialist childrens and young adult bookshop.

Originally a butchers shop, the fine terrazzo floor where customers once queued and some metal ceiling fixtures for hanging meats are still visible. No sawdust on the floors anymore. However let’s not mince words, there are some great books available here.


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