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Jon Cattapan, The group discusses, 2002, oil on canvas, 195 x 275 cm. Private collection. © Courtesy Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
The drowned world is a major survey of the work of Melbourne-based artist, Jon Cattapan. Cattapan’s practice has reflected and contributed to developments and themes in contemporary Australian art practice, including: cultural identity, urbanism, the use of hybrid media, and collaboration.
Since the 1970s Cattapan has pursued ideas relating to the city, spectatorship, disasters, cinema, digital culture, and borders and boundaries. With a thematic rather than a chronological focus, The drowned world includes a selection of paintings and works on paper that portray the development of Cattapan’s practice over the last three decades, with particular attention given to his collaborative projects.
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014