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Michael Kitching

Born 1940


Born in Hull, England and arriving in Australia in 1952, he began teaching art in 1959 and, finding that it was not to his liking, resigned just one year later. After becoming a builder’s laborer he enrolled at the East Sydney Technical College but dropped out after just one day. He went back to teaching part time and experimented with his own work, incorporating oils, hessian and more frequently, aluminium and metals.

In 1964, Mike won the Blake Prize with his monumental “Last Supper – Premonition”.

Often described as assemblages, due to the materials he employs, Kitching’s works are far better described by the late James Gleeson as “embodiments of the sense of beauty and awe the artist feels when he contemplates the highest intellectual achievements of modern man as they are expressed in terms of technology.”

In recent years he has received numerous commissions including major works for the Supreme Court Building, Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park Peace Monument and Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney.



Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Mildura Arts Centre, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston and Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.

Michael Kitching art

Signed, Titled and Dated Lower Right

Artwork Title:
San Francisco, 1967
Mixed Media
35cm diameter

Signed, Titled and Dated Lower Right

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