09 June 2016

William Mackinnon in Parliament House Art Collection

William Mackinnon’s ‘You know what I mean’ 2015 has been acquired by the Parliament Art House Collection in Canberra. The public collection is of significant heritage value and is created specifically for Parliament House.

Painted in acrylic and oil, the work continues Mackinnon’s use of the road as a motif for exploring the Australian landscape whilst also delving into the internal landscape of the mind of the isolated driver. Exhibited as part of the group exhibition, Road Trip, the ‘You know what I mean’ 2015, expresses the way in which these journeys can build the foundations for our understanding of the landscape.

For more insight into William Mackinnon’s painting practice please watch a short film titled Highs and Lows, accessible here

William Mackinnon will present a solo exhibition of new works at Jan Murphy Gallery in November 2016.

Image credit: William Mackinnon, You know what I mean, 2015, acrylic and oil on canvas, 180.0 x 120.0 cm, Parliament House Art Collection.