• Matthys Gerber (left) and Stieg Persson.

  • Selected works from the University of Melbourne Art Collection

    Matthys Gerber, James Gleeson, Ian Howard, Stieg Persson, Gareth Sansom, Vivienne Shark LeWitt

    22 May 2003 to 22 Jul 2003
    Curator: Bala Starr

    This exhibition includes the work of a diverse group of Australian artists who have each made strong and unique contributions to the development of Australian art. The display indicates the breadth and depth of works in the collection from the second half of the twentieth century. The selection includes works on paper and oil paintings. Included are Ian Fairweather’s gouache, Hell (1950), Vivienne Shark LeWitt’s, The Bloody Chamber (1983), and Gareth Sansom’s large work, Putting the ‘f’ back into art (1987). 

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The Ian Potter Museum of Art
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