Franck Gohier: a thousand miles from everywhere
Franck Gohier: A thousand miles from everywhere reflects the survey exhibition presented by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory on the work of Darwin-based artist Franck Gohier. Working with a diverse range of media, Gohier is a painter, printmaker, film-maker, friend, father, collaborator and activist – half provocateur, half raconteur.
Gohier was born in St Nazaire, Brittany in 1968. His family emigrated to Australia in 1972 and arrived in the Northern Territory in 1975 where they came to find work post-Cyclone Tracy.
With such a long history and playing a central role in the cultural life of the Northern Territory, it is unsurprising that the key conceptual driver and leitmotiv in Gohier's work is the city in which he lives and works. His art takes inspiration from Darwin’s history, the communities around him and importantly the city’s geo-politics - hence the title ‘a thousand miles from everywhere.’
This full colour 100 page book features an introduction to Franck's work and the exhibition by exhibition Curator Glenn Barkley, an in-depth scholarly essay from Dr Wendy Garden, Curator of Australian Art MAGNT, a transcribed interview with the artist, Franck Gohier and full colour photographs of Gohier’s work spanning a 30 year career.