Franck Gohier

Franck Gohier

Artist Profile

Biography

Satirical, political and socially motivated, Gohier’s work comments upon the on the faults and frailties of contemporary society with wry humour. ⁠A practicing artist since 1987 Gohier’s works have been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Artbank, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Griffith University, as well as numerous regional galleries, and private collections internationally. In 2018 the artist was celebrated with a major solo retrospective at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. ⁠

Satirical, political and socially motivated, Gohier’s work comments upon the on the faults and frailties of contemporary society with wry humour. ⁠A practicing artist since 1987 Gohier’s works have been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Artbank, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Griffith University, as well as numerous regional galleries, and private collections internationally. In 2018 the artist was celebrated with a major solo retrospective at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. ⁠

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 News from the far North, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
#Ozpop, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane
2020 Introducing Franck Gohier, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Dirty Deeds, Mitchell Fine Art
A Thousand Miles from Everywhere (Major retrospective), Museum and Art Gallery of the
Northern Territory, Darwin
2017 The Lane Art Space Presents Franck, The Lane Art Space, Darwin
2012 Franck Gohier: selected paintings 2004-12, Outstation Gallery, Darwin
2010 PRODUKT, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2009 Art Amsterdam, Frank Schlag & Cie, German Contemporary Art, Essen
2007 It’s All Fun & Games, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS POST-2005

2021 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
Fresh: Connecting new and old art, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2020 Contour 556 – Canberra’s Public Art Biennale, Canberra
Pimaveral, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane
Politikant, Darwin Visual Arts Association, Darwin
Pandamonia, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
PriNT, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin
Demain (Tomorrow), Bett Gallery, Tasmania
2019 The Coke Side of Art, Gallery Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen, Germany
Old Darwin: Artwork & Design from the 70s and 80s, Mayfair Gallery, Darwin
Face Up, Charles Sturt University, Dubbo
Trace Art – 2019, Brisbane
The Infamous Five Have a Smashing Exhibition, Gallery 5, Darwin
Between the Moon and the Stars, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2018 Untitled, NCC Members exhibition, Darwin
Off Cut Show, Wyte Art Space, Darwin
A Widening Gap: The Intervention 10 Years On, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne
2017 MCA Collection: Word Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Off Cut Show, Whyte Art Space, Darwin
Kakadu, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane
The Great Strike of 1917, Carriageworks, Sydney
A Widening Gap: The Intervention 10 Years on, Cross Arts Projects, Sydney
Inside the Collection, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula
That Painting’s Sh*t. Let me F*ckin fix it, Mayfair Gallery, Darwin
The Phantom Show (touring exhibition), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre,
Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery, Manly Art Gallery and Museum
Director’s Choice, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane
Tuckered Out!, Works from the Brian Tucker Collection, Kick Arts, Cairns
2016 Questionable Life Choices, Mayfair Artspace, Darwin
The Phantom Show (touring exhibition), Artspace, Mackay; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill
Regional Art Gallery
Gathered, Woods Street Gallery, Darwin
Pri-NT, Charles Darwin University and Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin
Director’s Choice, Mitchel Fine Art, Brisbane
CSU Art Exhibition, Griffith Regional Art Gallery
2015 Milestones, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin
21: Celebrating the 21st Birthday of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula ARts Centre
Beatarium Print Exchange, Dubbo Regional Gallery, Dubbo
Volume 2015 – Another Art Book Fair, Artspace, Sydney in conjunction with Sydney Contemporary
Tropicalia Capricornia, Darwin Festival, Tactile Arts, Darwin
Squeegee, Darwin Fringe Festival, Brown’s Mart, Darwin
Streetwise: Contemporary Street Culture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Off Cut Show, Whyte Art Space, Darwin
The Phantom Show, Wollongong Art Gallery
Private Lives – The Artist as Collector, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2014 The Phantom Show, touring exhibition, Australian Galleries, Sydney
The Big Book of Little Pricks, limited edition book launch and exhibition, Gallery Two Six, Darwin
1974: Remembering Tracy, Tactile Arts, Darwin
Trading Ideas: creative investment between the Northern Territory and Asia Pacific, D.E.C.
Gallery, Darwin
CAPO 31, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery
Screen Daze, Poly Gone Cowboy Gallery, Brisbane
Electricity: A Story of Power Money & Art, Darwin Visual Arts Association members’ show,
Darwin
135th Meridian East, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
Making an Impression, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne
Loose Canon, Artbank, Sydney
D.evolution, Mayfair Gallery, Darwin
Monuments to the Frontier Wars, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
Beautiful Vermin, Central Gallery, Perth
She’s a Pearler, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine
2013 CAPO, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra
Off Whyte, Outstation Gallery, Darwin
Treaty Yeah?, Chan Contemporary Art Space, Darwin
She’s a Pearler, Darwin Visual Arts Association, Darwin
Flash Art, Darwin Landscapes, The Cavenaugh, Darwin
DVAA revisited-historical display, DVVA, Darwin
South of the Berriman Line, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine
Familiar Unfamiliar, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba
Roads Cross-Contemporary Directions in Australian Art, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
Familiar Unfamiliar, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, Cessnock
Art Auction for Gaye Hawkes, Forty-Five Downstairs
Community and Context, MADA Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
Familiar Unfamiliar, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill
Off Cut Show, Whyte Art Space, Darwin
Little Pricks, Gallery Six Two, Darwin
2012 Tooth & Nail – One Year Anniversary Exhibition, Adelaide
Out of the Studio, Outstation Gallery, Darwin
Familiar Unfamiliar, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, Launceston
Art of Pride, Fannie Bay Gaol, Darwin
New Territories, 24HR Art Members Show, Darwin
Summer Fundraiser Exhibition, Gallery of Australian Art and Design, Canberra
Familiar Unfamiliar, Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, Darwin
Browns Mart 40th Birthday, Browns Mar, Darwin
The Little Pricks Editions, RAFT Gallery, Alice Springs & Gallery Two Six, Darwin
Roads Cross: Contemporary Directions in Australian Art, Flinders University Museum and Art
Gallery, Adelaide and Charles Darwin University, Darwin.
Look: Charles Darwin University Art Collection, Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Here and/or There: Art from Northern Australia, Charles Darwin University, Darwin and Jogja
Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2011 Activate-Cultivate: A retrospective of Red Hand Prints, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern
Territory
Contemporary ARt RUHR, Essen, Germany
Australia, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Guitar Shaped World, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery
2010 In Print: Charles Darwin Art Collection, Darwin

PRIZES & AWARDS
2003 Brain Lambert Memorial Prize (winner)
1997 Warringari Prize for Sculpture (winner), Kununurra Art Prize
1995 The Inaugural Maritime Art Awards (2nd Prize)
1994 Mambo Surrealist Art Competition (3rd Prize)

ARTWORKS

  • The RescueFranck Gohier The Rescue 2021 Acrylic on board 122 x 82.5 cm $6,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Another Captain CookFranck Gohier Another Captain Cook 2021 Acrylic on board 122.5 x 92cm $7,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Big Boss 2Franck Gohier Big Boss 2 2021 Acrylic on board, spray enamel 122.5 x 92cm $7,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • When Covid Came to TownFranck Gohier When Covid Came to Town 2021 Acrylic on board, spray enamel 82.5 x 122.5cm $6,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Small Town BoysFranck Gohier Small Town Boys 2021 Acrylic on board 122.5 x 82.5cm $6,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • MondayFranck Gohier Monday 2020 Artist acrylic and collage on board 92 x 122 cm $7,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • For Your Own GoodFranck Gohier For Your Own Good 2009 Acrylic on board 120 x 120cm $9,000.00 ENQUIRE →

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