Saturday, May 5th, 2012
THE York Mill is offering a rare opportunity to see art works from Michael Cartwright this month – its Boiler Room Gallery is the only one outside his Denmark-based studios to display his paintings.

Running until May 29, the free exhibition Colours of the South Coast features two distinct techniques from Cartwright.

Traditional paintings capture the essence of WA’s south coast while the so-called quirky style is a collection of brightly-coloured cottages.

Cartwright has created 50 new works, which also include seascapes, rock pools, sunsets, horses and the semi-abstract.

”To keep painting interesting, I like to alternate between the two techniques,” Cartwright said.

“And to have them displayed in the newly renovated Boiler Room Gallery at The York Mill is both an honour and pleasure.”

Immigrating to Australia as an 11-year-old in 1966, Cartwright has painted professionally for 25 years, winning numerous awards and has lived in Denmark since 1983.

He developed the quirky technique with his father over 20 years, as they worked side by side together in a studio, and continues to let the style develop and evolve.

Cartwright is also inspired by painters of the Heidelberg School, particularly Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin.

The York Mill at 10 Henrietta Street, York and the gallery is open 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday. For more details, call 9641 2900 go to

Michael Cartwright outside The York Mill with some of his new art works.

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The York Mill, situated in the beautiful Avon Valley only one hour from Perth, offers a great day excursion for the whole family. The old flour mill site shows its own remarkable history and offers fine crafts, York souvenirs, three galleries, a licensed cafe, weekend providores markets and play area for the kids.

York Mill Managing Director John Langton
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