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Past Exhibition

Echo

The second major exhibition based on the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection, Echo, was an exhibition of paintings, decorative art and found objects, with works from private and public collections complementing paintings from the TWMA collection. Echo demonstrated how creative parallels can occur even where objects have been made many years, or cultures, apart. Modernist Australian paintings are shown in a broader context, providing new avenues of appreciation and creating a dialogue with the other objects.

Diana Morgan was invited to work with TWMA Director, Maudie Palmer on the development of the exhibition. By its very intent, the exhibition was designed to offer a personal response to the paintings in the collection and, thereby, provide new ways of engaging with some well-known and much-loved works of art. In turn, the audience was invited to proffer their own connections and suggestions for alternative readings of the social and art historical relevance of these works.

Each painting selected for the exhibition was paired with an object which references it in some way, whether formally, conceptually or through social or historical significance. The objects crossed all art forms and also included items not usually associated with art, craft or design, such as the folk art swan which sat alongside Sidney Nolan’s Leda and the Swan, and which has become something of an Australian icon, or the collection of 1950s hats which echoed the one worn by Joy Hester’s Woman.

Echo was a personal, subjective response to some of the key works from the TWMA collection as well as an opportunity for audiences to continue to explore their own ways of seeing.

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Past Exhibition

Echo

30 May - 20 October 2004

The second major exhibition based on the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection, Echo, was an exhibition of paintings, decorative art and found objects, with works from private and public collections complementing paintings from the TWMA collection. Echo demonstrated how creative parallels can occur even where objects have been made many years, or cultures, apart. Modernist Australian paintings are shown in a broader context, providing new avenues of appreciation and creating a dialogue with the other objects.

Diana Morgan was invited to work with TWMA Director, Maudie Palmer on the development of the exhibition. By its very intent, the exhibition was designed to offer a personal response to the paintings in the collection and, thereby, provide new ways of engaging with some well-known and much-loved works of art. In turn, the audience was invited to proffer their own connections and suggestions for alternative readings of the social and art historical relevance of these works.

Each painting selected for the exhibition was paired with an object which references it in some way, whether formally, conceptually or through social or historical significance. The objects crossed all art forms and also included items not usually associated with art, craft or design, such as the folk art swan which sat alongside Sidney Nolan’s Leda and the Swan, and which has become something of an Australian icon, or the collection of 1950s hats which echoed the one worn by Joy Hester’s Woman.

Echo was a personal, subjective response to some of the key works from the TWMA collection as well as an opportunity for audiences to continue to explore their own ways of seeing.