Phillip George’s practice operates across zones of cultural difference, exploring and making connections between the complexities that exist between East and West. His work draws connections between Australian beach culture and the fractured, turbulent zones of the Middle East. George has exhibited widely over the past thirty years with exhibitions throughout Australia, Europe, America and Asia.
In 2007 George received his Doctorate from The University of Western Sydney and in 2008 produced his seminal exhibition, Borderlands at the Casula Powerhouse in Sydney, NSW. Solo exhibitions include Photosynkyria 2001, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2001); Particles, Artspace, Sydney (1997); il Mondo Mongrel Mnemosinon Mantra, Artspace, Auckland (1995). Recent group exhibitions include CONECTIONS, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2010; The Resilient Landscape, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney (2007); Institute for Electronic Arts 10 Year Survey Show, BS1 Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing, China (2007); Un Australian, National Museum of Australia, Canberra (2006); NIGHT VISION, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2004); Photographica Australis, international touring exhibition, Bangladesh Biennale, Dhaka & Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2004).
He is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia.