• 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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SUNDAY 19 APRIL Cinema Nova in partnership with the Potter’s exhibition Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic, presents a series of Australian Gothic Cinema. Peter Weir’s 1975 Australian classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock will be brought back to the big screen, followed by a panel discussing the film. Panel consists of screenwriter Cliff Green; actress Helen Morse who starred in the film; author Dr Brian McFarlane and academic/journalist Dr Mark Nicholls. Hosted by Carol van Opstal.


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Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm
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The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

  • Swanston Street
  • University of Melbourne
  • Parkville VIC 3010