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The ‘panorama’ began as a nineteenth-century visual entertainment presenting illusionistic landscapes in wide-screen formats. It is now seen as one of the antecedents of cinema, Imax, QuickTime VR, and other twentieth-century visual technologies.
This exhibition draws on colonial panoramas in the University of Melbourne Art Collection: coastal profiles, city scenes, and landscapes, that encompass the breadth of the Australian panoramic vision. The panoramas are paired with photographic and digital works from contemporary Australian artists, exploring their continued fascination with the idea of vision and illusion.
Due to an exhibition installation the Sister Corita film works; 'Alleluia: The Life and Art of Corita Kent: The ‘60s 1967' by Thomas Conrad and 'Mary’s Day 1965 1965' by Baylis Glascock are no longer showing. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm