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22° & SUNNY ON WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST IN BRISBANE
By Sarah Ward
June 26, 2017
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Michael Muir: Disappearing Act

Take a painterly trip through the Sunshine Coast's landscape.
By Sarah Ward
June 26, 2017
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So, you've visited the Sunshine Coast more times than you can remember. Every Brisbanite has. Still, you haven't seen its distinctive landscapes through Michael Muir's eyes. View the scenic sights of Montville, Maleny and Noosa Heads anew — and in a painterly fashion — at Disappearing Act, which displays at Jan Murphy Gallery until July 15.

Muir's pieces spring from his recent travels up north, but they also hail from his memory; in fact, consider the work that results a combination of both. He's inspired by real places, but can't shake the feeling of nostalgia in his combinations of geometric shapes and soft curves.

No wonder peering at his pictures feels like stepping into someone else's fond holiday recollections, with the dreaminess that sensation conjures. Beware, however, of a not-quite-unexpected side effect: you'll be wanting to road trip to the Sunny Coast's enticing climes as soon as you can.

Images: Michael Muir — The backroads, 2017, oil on linen / Into your suitcase, 2017, oil on linen.

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