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Sunrise is an exhibition of large-scale paintings and works on paper that reflects the diversity of image-making in the abstractionist movement in Australian art from the late 1960s to the 1980s. This exhibition includes artists who each made significant contributions to abstractionism. Alun Leach-Jones’ painting Noumenon XLIV. In nature there is neither right nor left ..., 1971, from his well-known Noumenon series is included. Leach-Jones was an artist whose work was shown in The Field exhibition which was held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968. By the mid-1980s, abstractionism was confronted by increased interest in conceptualism that led to further change and development in Australian art.
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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