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Past Exhibition

Guy Stuart

Bowls, Vats, Discs and Baffles

This exhibition represented an important moment in Australian art which occurred at the time of the shift of the centre of the international art world from Paris and London to New York. Guy Stuart and several other artists strongly resisted the influence of the non-objective New York School which was so readily taken up by many Australian artists and shown in exhibitions such as the National Gallery of Victoria’s The Field of 1968. In the wide variety of media with which Stuart experimented between 1967 and 1972 we see a consistent revalidation of the object which took the shape of bowls, vats, discs and baffles. Using these as vehicles for his formal experimentations Stuart developed short series’ of works which moved through pastel drawings, oil paintings and often eventuated in three dimensional objects. The exhibition brought together works from the artist’s studio, public and private collections and TarraWarra Museum of Art, and includes the large floor sculpture Soft red baffles from the NGA collection. Guy Stuart: Bowls, Vats, Discs and Baffles showcases this exhilarating early period of Stuart’s career and highlights the young artist’s creative diversity.

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Past Exhibition

Guy Stuart

12 August - 11 November 2007

Bowls, Vats, Discs and Baffles

This exhibition represented an important moment in Australian art which occurred at the time of the shift of the centre of the international art world from Paris and London to New York. Guy Stuart and several other artists strongly resisted the influence of the non-objective New York School which was so readily taken up by many Australian artists and shown in exhibitions such as the National Gallery of Victoria’s The Field of 1968. In the wide variety of media with which Stuart experimented between 1967 and 1972 we see a consistent revalidation of the object which took the shape of bowls, vats, discs and baffles. Using these as vehicles for his formal experimentations Stuart developed short series’ of works which moved through pastel drawings, oil paintings and often eventuated in three dimensional objects. The exhibition brought together works from the artist’s studio, public and private collections and TarraWarra Museum of Art, and includes the large floor sculpture Soft red baffles from the NGA collection. Guy Stuart: Bowls, Vats, Discs and Baffles showcases this exhilarating early period of Stuart’s career and highlights the young artist’s creative diversity.