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Past Exhibition

Modern Currents

Featuring selected works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection, this exhibition of abstract paintings and sculptures is timed to coincide with the Hilarie Mais exhibition.

The exhibition features a group of abstract works that can be loosely grouped into geometric, pattern, colour field and conceptual abstraction. Many of the artists appeared in the landmark The Field exhibition, held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968, including Michael Johnson, Clement Meadmore, John Peart and Sydney Ball – an exhibition that ushered in a new era in Australian abstract painting. At this time, artists eschewed narrative references in painting, and instead created a visual dialogue between form, colour, line and pattern.

Modern Currents shows that the modernist spirit of abstraction is a current that persists through to the present generation of artists. The exhibition includes works by Howard Arkley, David Aspden, Yvonne Audette, Sydney Ball, Ralph Balson, Lesley Dumbrell, Rosalie Gascoigne, Melinda Harper, Robert Hunter, Robert Jacks, Michael Johnson, Inge King, Robert Klippel, Clement Meadmore, John Nixon, Robert Owen, John Peart, Trevor Vickers and William Wright.

 

EDUCATION RESOURCES

Years 7-10

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Past Exhibition

Modern Currents

24 February - 29 April 2018

Curated by: Victoria Lynn

Featuring selected works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection, this exhibition of abstract paintings and sculptures is timed to coincide with the Hilarie Mais exhibition.

The exhibition features a group of abstract works that can be loosely grouped into geometric, pattern, colour field and conceptual abstraction. Many of the artists appeared in the landmark The Field exhibition, held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968, including Michael Johnson, Clement Meadmore, John Peart and Sydney Ball – an exhibition that ushered in a new era in Australian abstract painting. At this time, artists eschewed narrative references in painting, and instead created a visual dialogue between form, colour, line and pattern.

Modern Currents shows that the modernist spirit of abstraction is a current that persists through to the present generation of artists. The exhibition includes works by Howard Arkley, David Aspden, Yvonne Audette, Sydney Ball, Ralph Balson, Lesley Dumbrell, Rosalie Gascoigne, Melinda Harper, Robert Hunter, Robert Jacks, Michael Johnson, Inge King, Robert Klippel, Clement Meadmore, John Nixon, Robert Owen, John Peart, Trevor Vickers and William Wright.

 

EDUCATION RESOURCES

Years 7-10