Mike Green – Standing on the inside (Prints 1980-1991)
1 March – 21 May 2023
MPRG local focus
This exhibition reveals a selection of captivating screenprints from an extensive print archive recently donated by the artist. The prints depict a range of interior scenes from run down Australian homesteads to beach boxes, highlighting Green’s technical experimentation and skill with the medium, and preoccupation with light, space and our built environment.
Mike Green was born in New Zealand in 1941 and arrived in Australia as a small child at the end of World War II. He is self-taught as an artist. From 1966 to 1974 he lived and worked in Canada and the USA. Since then, he has established a reputation as an accomplished contemporary watercolour artist. His work has been exhibited in several major galleries in Australia and overseas. Mike has lived on the Mornington Peninsula with his wife Janet since 1976.
Image credit: Mike Green, Room with red 1986, screenprint, 57.2 x 77.5 cm (detail), MPRG Collection. Gift of the artist 2022.