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John Foubister, This world’s life. Five or seven flowers (detail), 2012/20/21, oil on board, 61 x 81cm. Photo by Michal Kluvanek

Artworks by John Foubister

John Foubister
22 November 2022 – 17 April 2023

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 I have needed Adelaide’s public hospitals many times in the last twenty-five years, for myself and immediate family. Aside from the distress of illness, the experience has always been positive. I value the opportunity to make a small contribution to the environment for other visitors.

  • John Foubister, 2022 


John Foubister produces paintings and drawings developed from his interest in philosophy, the role of the imagination in creating realities, and from a love of nature. Recently he has been exploring the relationship between humanity and the natural world, with a particular interest in Animist belief systems.
 In 1994 John was awarded a one-year artist residency in Kuala Lumpur, and in 2011 a three month artist residency in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. He has held solo exhibitions in Adelaide and Kuala Lumpur, and participated in group shows in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. His work is in the Australian National Gallery, Artbank Australia, and private collections in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, England and the USA. 

John works from a home-based studio in Goolwa SA. 

All photos by Michal Kluvanek.