Fremantle artist Michael Knight celebrates local landmarks in Palmyra exhibition

Fremantle artist Michael Knight has been heavily inspired by landmarks in his latest solo exhibition. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Fremantle artist Michael Knight has been heavily inspired by landmarks in his latest solo exhibition. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

FREMANTLE artist Michael Knight has been inspired by local landmarks for his latest exhibition.

Personal Landmarks, which opens at the Nyisztor Studio in Palmyra on August 4 and runs until August 19, marks his second exhibition since returning home from Melbourne in 2014 after eight years over east.

Knight said one of the concepts of the exhibition, which was his 12th solo show, was that people saw significant places differently.

“I had been commissioned to create artworks by people who wanted views and landscapes of places they lived near,” he said.

“I was interested in that concept and why people wanted that.”

Knight said although the landscapes were significant to him, he hoped they would also be important to people viewing the exhibition.

“Not all the artworks are landmarks but they are places people may recognise,” he said.

“Most of the artworks are of Fremantle like the rainbow sculpture, the boats or the views from the hill but there are some landscapes from up north near Kalbarri and the South West too.

“It’s a progression as you create the artworks and you are always experimenting, you aren’t working on something definitive.

“I want people to take away a connection to certain places.”