• Robert MacPherson, National art—a simplistic view—the untitled Tasmanian paintings (detail), 1977–79. Photo: Viki Petherbridge

    Photo: Viki Petherbridge

  • The University of Melbourne Art Collection

    Saturday 1 Sep 2012 to Sunday 30 Sep 2012
    Curator: Bala Starr

    This selection of works from the University of Melbourne Art Collection and the Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, on loan to the Potter, features an important new acquisition by artist Robert MacPherson titled National art—a simplistic view—the untitled Tasmanian paintings (1977–79). It also includes major works by Kerrie Poliness, Rose Nolan and Robert Rooney. The exhibition presents Macpherson’s work for the first time, displaying 320 of the 800 sheets that comprise this major late 1970s ink on paper drawing.

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Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.

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