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Michael Pope

Artist / Teacher in Townsville Australia

Michael loves all things visual art, from gritty Romantic paintings to travel sketching. He’s a teacher and the founder of the Townsville chapter of Urban Sketchers in Queensland, Australia. In his free time Michael draws, hikes and collects things.

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Theodore Gericault’s The Raft of Medusa

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

A powerful icon of French Romanticism, this painting by Theodore Gericault depicts the tragedy that unfolded following the sinking of the frigate Meduse (Medusa). 

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Urban Sketchers

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Urban Sketchers is a relatively new phenomenon that’s getting people drawing together around the world. Townsville has a group too and it’s recently celebrated its first birthday!

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Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima: Art Islands of Japan

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Michael Pope returns from exploring Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima Islands of Japanese to tell a story of renewal by art. They illustrate how the visual arts can transform communities, and reinvigorate economies.

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Art of the Reef

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

The marine world has served as a source of inspiration, a destination and even material debris from which to create art. Join Michael as he explores some of the big names as well as local ones whose work reflects the reef and the ocean around us.

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The Overland Track: A Journey into Tasmania's Wilderness

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

The Overland Track is one of Australia's "must do" hiking experiences. It encompasses a 65km, 6-day trek through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park. Michael Pope takes us with him, and his sketchbook, on their journey together.

Overland Track は オーストラリアで絶対に外してはならないハイキングです。タスマニアにあるクレードルマウンテン国立公園の65kmにわたる雄大なハイキングコースを6日間で制覇しました。

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PAST VOL 161

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Dec 12, 2018

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PAST VOL 19

Townsville @ Dancenorth
Sep 20, 2018

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PAST VOL 18

Townsville @ Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Jun 06, 2018