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Past Exhibition

New Beaut Country

The inaugural exhibition at the new museum New Beaut Country was a director’s choice selection and presented an overview of the TWMA collection. The collection focused on the development of modern art in Australia and highlights artists whose work has come to prominence from the 1950s onwards: artists who have shaped the development of modern art in Australia since the precursors of the 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition included a selection of works from the late 1960s onwards, which exemplified the influence on Australian art practice of international movements (from abstract expressionism, hard edge and pop art, through photorealism, conceptual art to neo-classicism and postmodernism). While containing examples of internationally informed art, the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection demonstrates a coherent and uniquely Australian character, strongly founded in this nation’s interior and exterior world. The collection also retains an intimate character reminiscent of, and derived from, its origins as a private collection, and this was clearly evident in the opening exhibition. The exhibition included work by Joy Hester, Albert Tucker, Fred Williams, John Perceval, Howard Arkley, Sally Smart, Robert Hunter, Jenny Watson, Brent Harris and many others.

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Past Exhibition

New Beaut Country

18 December 2003 - 20 May 2004

The inaugural exhibition at the new museum New Beaut Country was a director’s choice selection and presented an overview of the TWMA collection. The collection focused on the development of modern art in Australia and highlights artists whose work has come to prominence from the 1950s onwards: artists who have shaped the development of modern art in Australia since the precursors of the 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition included a selection of works from the late 1960s onwards, which exemplified the influence on Australian art practice of international movements (from abstract expressionism, hard edge and pop art, through photorealism, conceptual art to neo-classicism and postmodernism). While containing examples of internationally informed art, the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection demonstrates a coherent and uniquely Australian character, strongly founded in this nation’s interior and exterior world. The collection also retains an intimate character reminiscent of, and derived from, its origins as a private collection, and this was clearly evident in the opening exhibition. The exhibition included work by Joy Hester, Albert Tucker, Fred Williams, John Perceval, Howard Arkley, Sally Smart, Robert Hunter, Jenny Watson, Brent Harris and many others.