Wilhelmus Breikers: Eat the Moon (This is not a dystopian parable)

In Eat the Moon, Wilhelmus Breikers presents a selection of works drawing upon reflective examinations of self, questions of reception and perception and the interior dimensions of landscape. Lead by a desire to respond literally to his surroundings, Breikers’ work invariably moves in the direction of metaphor. There is a discernible element of introspection in the work, an enquiry of content as well as form – art for its own sake and Art for the sake of something else.

Born in Holland, Wilhelmus Breikers arrived in Australia at the age of seven, completing a visual art degree in Brisbane in his early twenties. A long-term resident of Hervey Bay, Wilhelmus has continued to develop his art practice and has been keenly involved in the cultural life of the Fraser Coast community. With rough-hewn figures and scenery that is often contestable, Eat the Moon (This is not a dystopian parable) destabilises our viewpoint, opening a window to unexpected narratives and identifications.

23 February—21 April

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

166 Old Maryborough Road Pialba QLD 4655

hbrg.ourfrasercoast.com.au