An exhibition which explores the development of painting and sculpture in Australia in the second half of the twentieth century. It celebrates the richness and diversity of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s Twentieth Century Art Collection.
Sculpture will be a particular focus, with six eclectic, modernist sculptures on display.
The exhibition will explore the effect of modernism on Australian art and the development of abstraction, as well as the ongoing influence of realism.
Several recent acquisitions will be on exhibition for the first time including: a watercolour of Queenstown by Dorrit Black, recently donated by the Australian Decorative and Fine Art Society, Launceston; and an abstract painting by Godfrey Miller generously purchased by the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Arts Foundation.
Unsurprisingly there are many important Tasmanian artists in the exhibition including: David Chapman, Hector Gilliland, Edith Holmes, Anton Holzner, Owen Lade, Bea Maddock and Lloyd Rees.