In 1972, John Pickup joined with fellow artists Eric Minchin, Jack Absalom, Pro hart, and Hugh Schulz to form ‘The Brushmen of the Bush’ beginning an artistic journey leading to eventual national, then international acclaim. As a member of the ‘The Brushmen of the Bush’, John has exhibited in every mainland Capital and many regional centres throughout Australia. Overseas exhibition venues have included London (twice), New York, Los Angeles, and Rome, with exhibition openings by Prince Charles, the Duchess of Kent, Prime Minister Bob Hawke, two Governor Generals, and two State Governors. In recent years John paints both his beloved Outback and the the semi-tropical area of Mackay where he now lives.
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