Max Miller

Spiritual Landscapes

2 - 19 August 2017

Exhibition launch with the artist to be opened by

Annabel Baxter

Saturday 5 August 2017

2.30 – 4. 30 pm

Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction

7. Max Miller 'Pure Land Mandala' 2003

Max Miller’s studies at Julian Ashton School gave him a love of the classical, tonality & line. His studies at St. Martins School of Arts, London, gave him a love of the abstract and also printmaking.

His heritage of country gave him a connection and love of wilderness, especially reinforced by the spirituality of his indigenous heritage. When Max MIller was young, he came into contact with the romanticism of early Arabic writing & poetry, and also became aware of the importance of art and culture of China, Japan & India, partly due to his travel and many visits to the British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and studying at an art school close to the National Gallery, London. Max Miller loves detail and spirituality of nature, both in the microcosm and the enormity of space, the awareness of the evolutions of all things past, present & future.  He sees no reason why he should separate his studies of natural things and that of his abstract world.  To him they are all of the same. Miller travels to inland Australia whenever possible each year and greatly love these voyages, which to him are mystic rambles.  The travel and living in the bush are very, very special to him.

Max Miller is an Australian artist who has studied extensively both in Australia and internationally including the Julian Ashton School, the East Sydney Technical College, the American School of Arizona in Florence, the Hammersmith College of Art in London as well as completing a graduate diploma at St Martins College of Art, London. In 1978 he received the Victorian Arts Board grant to study at printmaking and papermaking workshops in Europe and Japan. Miller has exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. He has won numerous prizes including Art Gallery of N.S.W. Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize twice with the latest one in 2015 and he was a finalist in the Wynne Prize at Art Gallery of NSW in 2015 & 2016 .  His work is in the collection of various public institutions including National Gallery of Australia, Australian National University, High Court and Parliament House, Canberra, New England Regional Art Museum and Artbank. Miller has produced print editions for other artists including Lloyd Rees, John Olsen, Arthur Boyd and Frank Hodgkinson.


Art Atrium Exhibition Program 2017

  • Liz Deep Jones - My Chengdu
    Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf 01.02.17 to 24.02.17
  • Andrew Tomkins - Open Cut 21.02.17 to 11.03.17
  • David Middlebrook & Jacqueline Balassa - Spirit of Landscape, Art Atrium @ Art Central Hong Kong 20.03.17 to 25.03.17
  • Justin Qian - New Moon 04.04.17 to 15.04.17
  • Claudia Chan Shaw & Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen
    Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf 01.04.17 to 28.04.17
  • Scott McDougall - Signs of Life 19.04.17 to 06.05.17
  • Brett Bailey & Andrew Tomkins
    Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf 03.05.17 to 26.05.17
  • David Middlebrook - The Unreachable Horizon 09.05.17 to 27.05.17
  • Guo Jian 31.05.17 to 17.06.17
  • Blak Douglas & Chico Monks - Land Escape 21.06.17 to 08.07.17
  • Phaptawan Suwannakudt - One Whole Apart
    Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf 05.07.17 to 28.07.17
  • Jacqueline Balassa - The Artist as Traveller 12.07.17 to 29.07.17
  • Max Miller 02.08.17 to 19.08.17
  • Wang Lan 27.09.17 to 14.10.17
  • Patrick Shirvington 18.10.17 to 04.11.17
  • Melanie McCollin-Walker 08.11.17 to 25.11.17
  • Summer Sojourn - End of Year Group Exhibition 29.11.17 to 23.12.17